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Christopher Wood (5 November 1935 in London) is an English screenwriter and novelist best known under the pseudonym 'Timothy Lea' for the Confessions series of novels and films. Under his own name, he adapted two James Bond novels for the screen: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977 with Richard Maibaum) and Moonraker (1979).

Wood was the first author to write novelizations of Bond films. His novelization of The Spy Who Loved Me, renamed James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me to avoid confusion with Ian Fleming's original novel, has nothing in common with the Fleming book. Similarly, the plot of Moonraker, renamed James Bond and Moonraker, is almost entirely written by Wood, although it does share some similarities with Fleming's original novel, in particular the villain Sir Hugo Drax. Bond fans generally rate Wood's novelizations highly. Kingsley Amis wrote in The New Statesman that, despite several reservations, "Mr Wood has bravely tackled his formidable task, that of turning a typical late Bond film, which must be basically facetious, into a novel after Ian Fleming, which must be basically serious. ... the descriptions are adequate and the action writing excellent."

Wood was also responsible for the Confessions series of novels and their film adaptations, written under the pseudonym 'Timothy Lea'. They are Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Driving Instructor, Confessions From a Holiday Camp, Confessions From a Hotel, Confessions of a Travelling Salesman, Confessions From the Clink, Confessions of a Private Soldier, Confessions From the Pop Scene, Confessions From a Health Farm, Confessions From the Shop Floor, Confessions of a Long Distance Lorry Driver, Confessions of a Plumber's Mate, Confessions of a Private Dick, Confessions From a Luxury Liner, Confessions From a Nudist Colony, Confessions of a Milkman, Confessions of an Ice Cream Man and Confessions From a Haunted House.

Wood also created a female counterpart, Rosie Dixon, and these were likewise written in the first person perspective and published pseudonymously under the name "Rosie Dixon". Although nine Rosie Dixon novels were published, only the first one was made into a film, Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978) based on Confessions of a Night Nurse. The other titles were Confessions of a Gym Mistress, Confessions From an Escort Agency, Confessions of a Lady Courier, Confessions From a Package Tour, Confessions of a Physical WRAC, Confessions of a Baby Sitter, Confessions of a Personal Secretary, and Rosie Dixon, Barmaid.

This was his second series to feature a female protagonist as he started the Penny Sutton books a year previously with The Stewardesses. The other books in the series were The Stewardesses Down Under, The Jumbo Jet Girls, I'm Penny Fly Me and Penny Sutton Supersonic.

Woold also wrote three pseudonymous books featuring the teenager Oliver Grape: Onwards Virgins (later reissued as Forward Virgins), Crumpet Voluntary and It's a Knock Up.

In 1979 LWT screened his 13 part situation comedy Lovely Couple, produced and directed by Derrick Goodwin.

He also wrote the 1985 action film The Adventure Begins with Fred Ward, which was directed by former Bond director Guy Hamilton.

Wood has also written many novels. His novels divide into four groups: semi-autobiographical literary fiction, historical fiction, adventure novels, and pseudononymous humorous erotica.

His daughter Caroline Wood is a film producer and literary agent.

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Total Books: 102
Anatomy Questions for the MRCS
2008 - Anatomy Questions for the Mrcs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405145077
ISBN-10: 1405145072
Genres: Science & Math, Medical Books
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Victorian Painters Vol 2 Historical Survey and Plates
2008 - Victorian Painters Vol 2 Historical Survey and Plates (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781851491728
ISBN-10: 1851491724
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, History
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Fairies in Victorian Art
2008 - Fairies in VIctorian Art (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781851495450
ISBN-10: 1851495452
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Victorian Painters I The Text
2007 - Victorian Painters I the Text [Dictionary of British Art] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781851491711
ISBN-10: 1851491716
Genre: Arts & Photography
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William Powell Frith A Painter  His World
James Bond The Spy I Loved
2006 - James Bond the Spy I Loved (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904433538
ISBN-10: 1904433537
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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The Bubble Economy Japan's Extraordinary Speculative Boom of the '80s And the Dramatic Bust of the '90s
California Here I Am
2004 - California Here I Am (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904433217
ISBN-10: 1904433219
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Sincere Male Seeks Love And Someone To Wash His Underpants
2004 - Sincere Male Seeks Love and Someone to Wash His Underpants (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904433187
ISBN-10: 1904433189
Genre: Romance
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Environmental Impact Assessment A Comparative Review
2002 - Environmental Impact Assessment a Comparative Review (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780582369696
ISBN-10: 058236969X
Genre: Business & Money
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The Pre-Raphaelites
2001 - The Pre-raphaelites (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841881164
ISBN-10: 1841881163
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Burne-Jones The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones
1998 - Burne-jones the Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-jones [1833-1898] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780297823452
ISBN-10: 0297823450
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Victorian Painting in Oils and Watercolours In Oils and Watercolours
1996 - Victorian Painting in Oils and Watercolours in Oils and Watercolours (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781851492497
ISBN-10: 1851492496
Genre: Arts & Photography
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END OF JAPAN INC AND HOW THE NEW JAPAN WILL LOOK
1994 - End of Japan Inc and How the New Japan Will Look (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671501457
ISBN-10: 0671501453
Genre: Business & Money
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Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape
1993 - Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780948462467
ISBN-10: 0948462469
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Paradise Lost Paintings of English Country Life and Landscape 1850-1914
Planning Pollution Prevention Anticipatory Controls Over Air Pollution Sources
Boom and Bust Rise and Fall of the World's Financial Markets
1988 - Boom and Bust Rise and Fall of the World's Financial Markets (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780283994456
ISBN-10: 0283994452
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Kago
1986 - Kago (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006170167
ISBN-10: 0006170161
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dream Patch
1985 - Dream Patch (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780931722424
ISBN-10: 093172242X
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Planning and Pollution
1983 - Planning and Pollution (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198232452
ISBN-10: 0198232454
Genre: Science & Math
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1983 - Taiwan (Paperback)Hardcover
1981 - Pre-raphaelites [A Studio book] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Taiwan / Large Print [Ulverscroft Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Town Planning and Pollution Control [Studies in environmental pollution] (Hardcover)Paperback
Dictionary of VIctorian Painters [Dictionary of British Art] (Hardcover)Hardcover