Two of Ian Fleming's non-007 publications will be reissued in 2013 by Vintage Classics in the UK...

Fleming In 2013

24th December 2012

Two of Ian Fleming's non-007 publications will be reissued next year by Vintage Classics, the same imprint that re-released his James Bond novels in paperback in 2012. Travelogue "Thrilling Cities" (1963) and "The Diamond Smugglers" (1957) will be published in the UK on 4th April 2013.

Thrilling Cities
Join the creator of James Bond on an adventurous tour of the world's most exciting, exotic and sinful cities.
On November 2nd armed with a sheaf of suitcase...and my typewriter, I left humdrum London for the thrilling cities of the world...
In 1959, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was commissioned by the Sunday Times to explore fourteen of the world's most exotic cities. Fleming saw it all with a thriller writer's eye. From Hong Kong to Honolulu, New York to Naples, he left the bright main streets for the back alleys, abandoning tourist sites in favour of underground haunts, and mingling with celebrities, gangsters and geishas. The result is a series of vivid snapshots of a mysterious, vanished world.

The Diamond Smugglers
The fantastic true story of the world's greatest smuggling racket, as told by the creator of James Bond. 'One day in April 1957 I had just answered a letter from an expert in unarmed combat writing from a cover address in Mexico City, and I was thanking a fan in Chile, when my telephone rang.'
The Diamond Smugglers is the true story of an operation responsible for smuggling millions of pounds worth of precious gems out of Africa. Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, drew on interviews with the reluctant hero of the diamond companies' counter-attack to explore the world of the real master criminals of his time.The result rivals Fleming's greatest spy novels.

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