Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Whilst convalescing after his heart attack at the London Clinic, Fleming was forbidden a typewriter so that he could enjoy proper respite.  However, no one had mentioned anything about a pen and paper and it wasn’t long before Fleming began to write a children’s story about a magical car that was based on the bedtime stories he had concocted for his son, Caspar.  In 1968 the Bond film producers adapted Chitty Chitty Bang Bang into a film starring Dick Van Dyke, with a screenplay written by children’s author Roald Dahl.  Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was published posthumously in 1965 and 1966, with classic illustrations by John Burningham.

Illustration of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by John Burningham

Illustration of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by John Burningham

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