Andrew Lycett

Bond Abroad

The Diamond Smugglers

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Thrilling Cities

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There was more to Ian Fleming’s writing than merely James Bond. People are often surprised to learn that he was also the author of the classic children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In addition, he composed poetry – mostly gushy, youthful stuff that he collected in a volume called The Black Daffodil and was later so embarrassed by it that he destroyed all copies. (If you happen to have one hidden away, it would now be worth a fortune.) 

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