Gildrose Productions Ltd. 1962
Copyright 1959, 1960 by Thomson Newspapers Ltd.
Introduction Copyright © Jan Morris 2009
In 1959, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, was commissioned by the Sunday Times to explore fourteen 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. The result is a series of vivid snapshots of a mysterious, vanished world.
Join the creator of James Bond on an adventurous tour of the world's most exciting, exotic and sinful cities.
“An accomplished travel writer.” SCOTSMAN
“The people and places Fleming experienced on his Thrilling Cities tour in 1959 would (furnish) much of the backdrop and research for the […] Bond novels.” THE TIMES