With the proceeds of his latest invention, Crackpot Whistling Sweets, Commander Caractacus Pott buys his family their first car.
It looks like a wreck, but once restored it turns out to be an unusual vehicle; Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang-Bang is a magical car that can fly, swim and even think.
Chitty and the eccentric and brave Pott family embark on a succession of increasingly dangerous adventures that take them across the English Channel and into Paris.
First published in 1964, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bang was the only children's book by Ian Fleming, written for his son Caspar.
Fleming was inspired by a famous English racing car nicknamed'Chitty-Bang-Bang', which was built and driven by Count Louis Zborowski in the 1920s.
This impressive edition features magnificent illustrations by Joe Berger.
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