1. Fleming's 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Release Date Moves To 28 May

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-03-30

    New edition of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    The release date on the upcoming reprint of Ian Fleming’s popular children’s novel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has moved around once again: now due out on the centenary of the author’s birthday: 28 May.

    The novel is one of Fleming’s three non-James Bond novels (the other two, The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities, are also due to be reprinted later this year).

    This reprint was first announced on back in October 2007 as part of the centenary celebrations being put together by Ian Fleming Publications (IFP).

    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 much, much more.

    There are no details regarding a release in the US.

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