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4 APRIL 2013
NEW EDITION OF THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS

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 The Diamond Smugglers.

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.

Book details:
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN-10: 0099578190
ISBN-13: 978-0099578192

Editor's note:
A new edition of Thrilling Cities is also published on this day. Also, check out the 2009 edition of The Diamond Smugglers 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 "Thrilling Cities" (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 The Diamond Smugglers. © 2013 The Random House Group. All rights reserved.

Click below to order the new edition of Ian Fleming's The Diamond Smugglers from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099578190/fromswedenwit-21/

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