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The Folio Society edition of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

By: Anders Frejdh
Folio Society Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
A new special edition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964) written by Ian Fleming, is published by The Folio Society in the UK.

Ian Fleming only wrote one children’s book but it became one of the best loved in Britain and beyond, and went on to inspire an iconic film with a script by Fleming’s friend Roald Dahl. Who couldn’t fail to fall in love with the antics of a decrepit ex-racing car saved from the wrecker’s yard and restored into a beautiful automobile with magical powers? Originally written as three standalone adventures, Chitty was based on bedtime stories the author told his son Caspar, and the first of them was eventually published just two months after Fleming’s untimely death.

This beautiful new edition pays homage to Fleming’s brilliant creation and includes every one of John Burningham’s unforgettable illustrations from the first editions. The author’s nephew, FSWL reader Fergus Fleming, has written an exclusive new afterword essay and this is illustrated with previously unpublished sketches, as well as photographs, some from the family archive, and Amherst Villiers’s original Chitty model designs.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Ian Fleming
Book details:
Bound in blocked cloth: 184 pages
Publisher: The Folio Society
Language: English
36 colour and 33 black & white integrated illustrations
Pictorial slipcase
Dimensions: 10 x 7¼ inch
Published price: 39.95 GBP

About Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton College and abroad in Germany and Austria. After working as a stockbroker he became the assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Admiralty during The Second World War. In 1952 he wrote Casino Royale, the first of 14 James Bond titles, of which 30 million copies were sold during his lifetime. He was married to Ann Rothermere and together they had one son, Caspar. Fleming died in 1964.

Visit the official website of Ian Fleming Publications for more information.

This edition of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is available exclusively from The Folio Society.



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