Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favourites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them 🙂 These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it.

My choice this week is: SilverFin by Charlie Higson the first book in the Young Bond series.

From Goodreads:


Paperback, 372 pages
Published March 3rd 2005 by Puffin Books



Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became the man. Meet Bond. James Bond.

There’s something in the water at Loch Silverfin. Something deadly. Something that must be kept secret…

It’s James Bond’s first day at Eton, and already he’s met his first enemy. This is the start of an adventure that will take him from the school playing fields to the remote shores of Loch Silverfin and a terrifying discovery that threatens to unleash a new breed of warfare.

This is a great book to start of a fun series that I had the pleasure of discovering whilst on holiday in Brittany a few years ago. Charlie Higson does a wonderful job revealing Bond as a teenager before he became the  chauvinist we know so well from the original Ian Fleming books.