PER FINE OUNCE is published by Acorn Books

Extracts from original “missing” James Bond 007 manuscript found in Peter Vollmer’s published version of PER FINE OUNCE
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ENFIELD, U.K. - Oct. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- Historical Background to “Per Fine Ounce”:

Glidrose Productions (now Ian Fleming Publications) planned for a series of James Bond novels to be published under the pseudonym of Robert Markham. Celebrated South African novelist and award-winning Sunday Times correspondent Geoffrey Jenkins was asked to write an original James Bond 007 novel in 1966, following on from The Man with the Golden Gun.

Ian Fleming wrote at the time, “Geoffrey Jenkins has the supreme gift of originality.  A Twist of Sand is a literate, imaginative first novel in the tradition of high and original adventure.”

Jenkins and Fleming talked about a diamond-smuggling storyline based in South Africa, which Jenkins penned for Glidrose entitled "Per Fine Ounce". Despite a promising Bond storyline, and the fact that Jenkins was a best-selling thriller writer in the Fleming mould, for some undisclosed reason Glidrose Productions rejected Jenkins' manuscript after Fleming passed away. Many have speculated over the years as to why the manuscript was never published and “lost” by Glidrose.

Original extracts of this manuscript are published in the Forward of this book with the permission of David Jenkins, the son of Geoffrey Jenkins who penned the original “missing” manuscript.

About Peter Vollmer’s version of PER FINE OUNCE:

Commander Geoffrey Peace, an ex-Submarine commander is seconded to MI6 and sent undercover to South Africa to check on an ultra-right wing Afrikaner group who are active in gold-mining and thought to have a gold bullion shipment en route to Britain. This group have acquired nuclear weapons before those in the South African arsenal were dismantled. MI6 have reason to believe these weapons have been secreted away in a mine in the desert.

About the Author, Peter Vollmer:

Peter Vollmer’s books of high adventure and suspense are a natural reflection of their author. Peter is the grandson of German colonists who settled in Namibia in 1890. His parents studied in Germany where the bulk of his family still resides today. After living and studying in Namibia, France and England, Peter returned to his native South Africa. He was involved in assisting then Rhodesia when it declared UDI and assisted in breaking the embargo set by the United Nations. He is fluent in German, English and Afrikaans. Peter has family who own a farm on the fringe of the Namib Desert and the Kakaoveld.  All of Peter's novels take place in South Africa. He currently resides in Johannesburg with his wife, and has three children and three grandchildren.

PER FINE OUNCE  (ISBN #978-1783339839)is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be ordered at:

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Press/Media Contact Details:

Peter Vollmer’s Literary Agent:

Darin Jewell, Managing Director, The Inspira Group Literary Agency, 5 Bradley Road, Enfield, England  EN3 6ES

Tel.  UK +208 292 5163


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