007 Book location: King’s Cross station / Young Bond: SilverFin (2005)April 5, 2023
Bond book: Young Bond: SilverFin (2005)
Place and location in the book: King’s Cross Station, Euston Road, London, England
What happens here in the book: Bond waits a train in King’s Cross station and buys a cup of coffee and a bun in the station cafe.
“The train was packed and uncomfortable and filled with the thick, choking smoke from a hundred cigarettes and pipes, which turned the air yellow. James couldn’t find a seat and stood up as best he could, rattled and jolted from side to side as the rickety carriage trundled beneath the streets of London. It was a huge relief to finally arrive and come up out of the smoky depths into the wide-open spaces of King’s Cross station with its great roof of iron and glass.
He had nearly an hour to wait before his next train, so once he’d checked the platform number he bought himself a cup of coffee and a bun in the station cafe, where he spent some time sitting in the warm, steamy fug, surrounded by noisy chatter and entertained by the various comings and goings of the other travellers.
James liked to watch people, to try to work out everything he could about them from how they looked and the way they walked and talked. He invented whole lives for them. The man over there, huddling in the corner behind a suitcase, was a master criminal plotting a robbery; the woman over there in the fur coat and cheap pearls had murdered her husband and was waiting to meet her lover so that they could run away together; the man over there with all the luggage was a famous explorer off to the Arctic…”
Charlie Higson: “Young Bond: SilverFin” (2005)
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