Sunday, 13 November 2016

What have the Child Catcher and Goldfinger got in common?

 Ian Flemming!
As well as all his very famous series of books - James Bond, he also wrote one children's book, which now is more famous as a film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!!!!
 I was in our local bookshop when I saw this elegant little book by 'Macmillan Collector's Library'. 
 I must admit, I had never realized that CCBB was anything other than a film script, 
let along that it was written by the great Ian Flemming. 
 Its beautifully presented, with an embossed hard back cover under the fly sheet.  
So it came home with me.
 Well it a very well written story and very enjoyable,  but to say that Hollywood took 
liberties with the story is the understatement of the year! 
 The beginning is very close, but then it all changes, 
different countries, different plots and very different baddies.  
Shock Horror - The Child Catcher doesn't exist!!!!
I certainly will be able to sleep easier at night.......

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