1. 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Release Date Moves Up

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-01-31

    New edition of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    As first reported on back in October 2007, Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of his three non-James Bond novels, was set to be reprinted in early 2008 as part of the centenary celebrations being put together by Ian Fleming Publications (IFP).

    Originally set for a 1 May release date, the official Ian Fleming centenary website has been updated with a new release date of 8 April for the hardback novel.

    Retailing for £14.99 and featuring original illustrations by John Burningham, 007 fans can order this ‘fabulous new gift edition’ Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from

    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 of many upcoming releases literary Bond fans can look forward to. 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 UK paperback edition of Charlie Higson’s latest Young James Bond adventure Hurricane Gold and the SilverFin graphic novel

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