James Bond: master spy, catcher of villains and heart-throb. The British Secret Service agent, also known as 007, is a well-loved fictional character who was created in 1953 by Ian Fleming. James Bond has appeared in many novels and films, such as the famous Casino Royale, Goldfinger, and Dr. No. Several James Bond stories are available as Macmillan Graded Readers: the latest one is The Man with the Golden Gun. Have a look at our James Bond Readers below!
When Bond defeats Le Chiffre, a powerful Russian Agent, in a game of cards, he believes his mission is over. But Le Chiffre has other ideas…
Bond is sent to investigate a dangerous diamond smuggling gang which is run by the American mafia. The story begins in Africa, moves to London, and ends in Las Vegas. There Bond and the beautiful Tiffany Case must escape the fury of the gang’s leaders, the evil Spang brothers. Recommended for older readers.
James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the sudden disappearance of the island’s Governor and his assistant. When he arrives, 007 begins to suspect that the Governor’s absence is in some way linked to Dr No, the reclusive owner of a remote island which lies between Cuba and Jamaica.
There have been several strange deaths on this island, which the local people blame on a mysterious and terrifying ‘dragon’. Bond decides to pay a secret visit to the island, but he is not the only person to land there…
During a stopover in Miami, James Bond meets Auric Goldfinger and soon discovers that he is not just a multi-millionaire whose fortune is built on trading gold, but also a sophisticated and clever cheat.
In Live and Let Die, Bond finds himself in Jamaica investigating the underworld criminal ‘Mr Big’, who is suspected of selling antique gold coins to finance Soviet spy operations. As usual, Bond gets caught up in many dangerous situations. He also falls in love with Mr Big’s girlfriend, the mysterious and beautiful Solitaire.
Scaramanga is a cold-blooded killer with connections to the KGB and the Cuban Secret Police. There is only one man skilled enough and brave enough to go after him – 007, James Bond. To carry out the mission, Bond ends up in Jamaica, where he meets two old friends.