1. Pre-order Ian Fleming's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-11-22

    The new edition of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Back in early October, CBn was the first James Bond site to report that Ian Fleming’s beloved children’s novel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, was set to be reprinted in early 2008 as part of the centenary celebrations being put together by Ian Fleming Publications (IFP).

    This ‘fabulous new gift edition’ of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is now available to pre-order on Retailing for £14.99 and featuring original illustrations by John Burningham, this hardback is due for release on 1 May 2008.

    The wings slowly tilted, and as Commander Pott, at last realizing what Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was up to, pressed down the accelerator pedal, the big green car tilted up her shining green and silver nose and took off! Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, invented “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” for his young son Caspar, and it went on to become the most famous and best-loved car in fiction. This treasured story inspired a film and a musical and is celebrated in this lavish, highly collectible new edition, complete with its original timeless artwork by John Burningham, one of Britain’s most popular author/illustrators.

    This reprint of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is just one more book to add to the lengthy list of goodies Bond fans can look forward to in May 2008. The others include Sebastian Faulks’ debut 007 novel Devil May Care, Samantha Weinberg’s third Miss Moneypenny adventure Final Fling, new hardback reprints of all 14 original Fleming 007 novels, the SilverFin graphic novel and the UK paperback edition of Charlie Higson’s latest Young James Bond adventure Hurricane Gold.

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