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The fantastic true story of the world's greatest smuggling racket, as told by the creator of James Bond

The Diamond Smugglers is the true story of an operation responsible for smuggling millions of pounds worth of precious gems out of Africa. Ian Fleming drew on interviews with the reluctant hero of the counter attack, set up by De Beers, to tell the story of master criminals and daring espionage worthy of Bond himself.


It is often difficult to remember that we are not listening to his old hero Mr. James Bond...several yarns are worthy of the best spy-stories


An exciting and richly fascinating account

Sunday Times

Fleming not only had a gift for gripping plots, but an abundantly moreish prose style with pin-sharp descriptions. Betjeman was right. Fleming conjured an entire world, infinitely more colourful than our own, and one that may well go on for ever

Daily Telegraph

Fleming's books are well-written, pacy and hard-edged

Lee Child, Daily Mail

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 3, 2013

    Vintage Classics

    144 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook


    April 4, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    144 pages

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