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Sebastian Faulks: James Bond is a snob not a hero

2 February 2011 Last updated at 12:30 GMT

Author Sebastian Faulks' has told BBC Breakfast he thinks James Bond is a snob, not a hero, despite having himself penned recent Bond novel Devil May Care.

The writer was speaking ahead of Faulks on Fiction, a new four-part documentary series in which he examines the power of fictional characters.

Faulks on Fiction begins on BBC2 at 2100 on Saturday 5 February.