À bientôt…
In À bientôt..., which he was still writing days before he passed away, the late, great Sir Roger Moore looks back on his life – and gives it his trademark sideways glance. Nostalgic, funny, charming and, most importantly, very human, his reflections on age and ageing encompass all aspects of this universal experience, from reminiscences on childhood and ‘what might have been’; keeping abreast of the ever-changing times; senior moments, memory and getting to grips with technology; the joys – and frustrations – of travel; work and play. Along with these he tells of the intense happiness – and some equally intense sadnesses – of family life. Featuring his own drawings throughout, this book sees Roger at his most open and forthright. The true stories and situations he shares reveal a ‘Bond Unbound’, the human being inside the action-adventure character that made him so famous the world over. Always upbeat and – as ever – endearingly self-effacing and unpretentious, in À bientôt… Roger shares the joys he experienced every day along with the tiny triumphs that life brings to us all at the most unexpected times.

À bientôt… Details

TitleÀ bientôt…
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 15th, 2017
PublisherMichael O’Mara Books
ISBN-139781782438618
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GenreBiography

À bientôt… Review

  • Bill Lynas
    January 1, 1970
    It was with a touch of sadness that I began reading A Bientot, knowing that it was Roger Moore's final book. However, only one chapter in & I was laughing out loud as Moore's legendary humour worked its magic once again.While the former 007/Saint/all round action hero/UNICEF ambassador had written previous books about his acting career this one looks at getting old & how the world has changed during his lifetime. There are many amusing stories from Moore, including his experiences with a It was with a touch of sadness that I began reading A Bientot, knowing that it was Roger Moore's final book. However, only one chapter in & I was laughing out loud as Moore's legendary humour worked its magic once again.While the former 007/Saint/all round action hero/UNICEF ambassador had written previous books about his acting career this one looks at getting old & how the world has changed during his lifetime. There are many amusing stories from Moore, including his experiences with airport security, remembering internet passwords & using text language.This great raconteur also provides plenty of his own sketches to accompany the text, as well as photographs of his life including him promoting toothpaste & chocolates.Roger Moore was 89 when he died & he's been part of my life since I was five years old. I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat for his last two tours & while I never met him I will miss him greatly. I will be 53 in two days time & if there's one thing I've learnt from this book it is not to fear old age, but to embrace it. Thanks, Roger. You're a legend.
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third memoir (of sorts, only “My Word Is My Bond” is a full autobiography) by Sir Roger Moore and was delivered to the publisher just two weeks before the great man passed away. That knowledge - and the title, ‘see you soon’ - add a sense of poignancy to this book which is another wonderful slice of observation, carried through with a great lust for life and this time includes several of Sir Rogers amusing line drawings. Reflecting on the pros-and-cons of the ageing process, as well This is the third memoir (of sorts, only “My Word Is My Bond” is a full autobiography) by Sir Roger Moore and was delivered to the publisher just two weeks before the great man passed away. That knowledge - and the title, ‘see you soon’ - add a sense of poignancy to this book which is another wonderful slice of observation, carried through with a great lust for life and this time includes several of Sir Rogers amusing line drawings. Reflecting on the pros-and-cons of the ageing process, as well as telling some charming anecdotes from his acting days - and some cheerful gossip too - this is witty, reflective, very funny and, at times, moving (such as the passing of his step-daughter). It winds up with a chapter about this tours - Alison & I were lucky enough to see him on two of these, actually getting to meet him on the second in Northampton - and reading this was like listening to him tell the stories, it captured his voice so perfectly. A family man who clearly loves his children (his daughter Deborah provides the foreword), his wife Kristina, his grandchildren and his friends, this is a wonderful read that never failed to make me smile. You will be missed, Sir Roger. Highly recommended.
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  • william bird
    January 1, 1970
    Read in one sitting,so enjoyable.I read this book in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it.I've always been a fan of Roger and reading this book makes you realise what a charming and caring man he was,and a good actor too!I recommend it.
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