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.
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 visas...one 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.'
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.