007 Book location: The Convent, Gibraltar / DoubleShot (2000)December 18, 2019
Bond book: DoubleShot (2000)
Place and location in the book: The Convent, 285 Main Street Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
What happens here in the book: The final scene of the novel. Bond is disguised as an assassin, who is supposed to kill the prime minister of Britain, but of course finally 007 saves the day.
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2018
The Convent has been the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1728. It was originally a convent of Franciscan friars, hence its name, and was built in 1531, and heavily rebuilt during the 18th and 19th centuries. Read more here (Wikipedia).
“A Governor’s aide, an attractive brunette who might have been a Miss Gibraltar at one time, met them at the airport. The four Spaniards and the man from Britain piled into a limo and then went to the Convent. Main Street had been closed, blocked off all traffic, both pedestrian and otherwise. It was 9:45 by the time they stepped through the impressive brick facade that framed the main entrance to what was at one time an old Franciscan convent. The name had stuck.”
“Security was extremely tight. Officers from the Gibraltar Regiment were everywhere. The four of them were directed to produce their papers, walk through a metal detector, and submit their bags to be searched. The assassin’s passport and documents bore the name ”Peter Woodward”. One of the security officers spent a long time examining at the passport. There was a moment when Margareta doubted if any part of the Union’s plan could be pulled off. Finally, the imposter Bond was allowed to go through.”
Raymond Benson: “DoubleShot” (2000)
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