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Thrilling cities

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: London : Vintage Classic, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1959, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was commissioned by the Sunday Times to explore 14 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Ian Fleming; Ian Fleming
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Fleming
ISBN: 9780099578185 0099578182
OCLC Number: 822958980
Description: xiii, 276 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Introduction / Jan Morris --
1. Hong Kong --
2. Macao --
3. Tokyo --
4. Honolulu --
5. Los Angeles and Las Vegas --
6. Chicago --
7. New York --
8. Hamburg --
9. Berlin --
10. Vienna --
11. Geneva --
12. Naples --
13. Monte Carlo.
Responsibility: by Ian Fleming.

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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...  Read more...

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"An accomplished travel writer" * Scotsman * "He gathered material for his novels like a voracious travelling magpie: the people and places Fleming experienced on his Thrilling Cities tour in 1959 Read more...

 
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