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Joanne Brochet, also known as Madame 16 or Sixtine, was a fictional intelligence operative employed by Special Operations Executive. The character appeared as the main Bond girl in the 2018 James Bond continuation novel Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz.
Born to a French father and an British mother, Brochet spent her younger years in Paris, and then moved to London before the First World War. She spent three years at Bletchley Park in the Second World War, working in the indexing hut, before she was selected by the Special Operations branch of the British Government who trained her and parachuted her into France under the codename 'Sixtine'. She was captured and tortured by the Germans, and then disappeared.
She reappeared several years later and sold a lost and stolen file back to the British government.
Forever and a Day (2018)Edit
One night in 1950, Brochet visited the Monte Carlo Casino with a coalition of four other players with the intent of collaborating in order to win 100,000 francs at the vingt-et-un table. It was a well rehearsed scheme that relied on Joanne's sharp wits and knowing how many cards were left in the deck, and guessing which cards they were. After giving the signal for her co-conspirators to leave the table, she was about to be dealt the winning hand when a man she knew to be SIS agent James Bond, 007. His presence threw off the numbers, and he ended up taking the 100,000 franc prize. He later met her in the casino bar, and they exchanged information over martinis. Bond told Brochet about his having saved the casino from Nikolai Stolypin, and she revealed to Bond that she was not in contact with local gangster Jean-Paul Scipio, and knew nothing about the previous 007.
- Brochet's skin is described as Cafe au Lait, a French term used to refer to people biracial people.
- Bond's famous preference for Martini's that are "Shaken, not stirred" was picked up from his first meeting with Brochet, whose ex-husband made a point of having his "stirred not shaken", and Brochet's desire to do the opposite of whatever he had told her.
- ↑ Anthony Horowitz (2018). Forever and a Day. Ian Fleming Publications, 61. ISBN 0062873628.
- ↑ Horowitz, Anthony (2018). "Chapter 11: Shame Lady", Forever and a Day (in English). Great Britain: Jonathan Cape, p.120. ISBN 978191214779.
- ↑ Anthony Horowitz (2018). Forever and a Day. Ian Fleming Publications, 5. ISBN 0062873628.
- ↑ Anthony Horowitz (2018). Forever and a Day. Ian Fleming Publications, 6. ISBN 0062873628.
- ↑ Anthony Horowitz (2018). Forever and a Day. Ian Fleming Publications, 70. ISBN 0062873628.