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4 APRIL 2013
NEW EDITION OF IAN FLEMING'S THRILLING CITIES

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-02-19
To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, Vintage Classics is publishing a new edition of Ian's non-fiction book Thrilling 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.

Book details:
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN-10: 0099578182
ISBN-13: 978-0099578185

Editor's note:
A new edition of The Diamond Smugglers is also published on this day. Also, check out the 2009 edition of Thrilling Cities that was re-issued by Ian Fleming Publications.

Other events for the 60th Anniversary of the literary 007 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car" (March 12, 2013)
>Publication of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Race Against Time" (March 12, 2013)
>New edition of Ian Fleming's "The Diamond Smugglers" (April 4, 2013)
>The Birth of Bond: Ian Fleming's Casino Royale at 60 (April 12-July 12, 2013)
>Casino Royale: 60th anniversary (April 13, 2013)
>Publication of a new James Bond novel by William Boyd (September 26, 2013)
>Publication of "The James Bond Omnibus: Volume 5" (November 22, 2013)

Image below:
The book cover for Vintage Classics' edition of Thrilling Cities. © 2013 The Random House Group. All rights reserved.

Click below to order the new edition of Ian Fleming's Thrilling Cities from Amazon UK:
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