The sudden passing of legendary British screen actor Sir Roger Moore on 23 May was a blow to fans around the globe. It was equally a shock to London based publisher Michael O’Mara who will be releasing Moores final book this September
In the poignantly entitled ‘A Bientot…’, Sir Roger Moore reflects on life and aging. Delivered, along with his own hand-drawn sketches, to his publisher mere days before he passed away, in À Bientôt, Roger looks back on his life – and gives it his trademark sideways glance, too.
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 sketches throughout, this book sees Roger at his most open and forthright. The true stories and situations he shares in this warm and intimate book 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 he shares the joys he experienced every day along with the tiny triumphs that life brings to us all at the most unexpected times.