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Ady C

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Adam Diment - swinging 60s spy author
« on: April 04, 2017, 05:31:16 PM »
Found this article on The Guardian's website about long forgotten swinging 60s author Adam Diment and plans to re-publish his novels via crowdfunding.  There was a plethora of these types of novels at that time and they will no doubt have a period charm if nothing else. They're the sort of books that could have been picked up cheaply a few years ago in flea markets and car boot sales but now they have appreciated in value.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/mar/30/adam-diment-superstar-spy-novelist-who-vanished

I also found this feature about him on the Another Nickel in the Machine blog which has some better photos...

http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2009/08/the-disappearance-of-the-author-adam-diment/comment-page-2/#comments
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Re: Adam Diment - swinging 60s spy author
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 07:02:56 PM »
I have paperback copies of all four of his  books

Thoroughly enjoyable (if somewhat dated) stuff!

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Re: Adam Diment - swinging 60s spy author
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 07:22:42 PM »
I have paperback copies of all four of his  books

Thoroughly enjoyable (if somewhat dated) stuff!

Me too - and a couple of hardbacks. 

Surprised if there would be a demand for reprints as not particularly hard to find originals.

They're a fun read.  Obviously an influence on the Austin Powers franchise.

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Re: Adam Diment - swinging 60s spy author
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 08:39:03 AM »
Found this article on The Guardian's website about long forgotten swinging 60s author Adam Diment and plans to re-publish his novels via crowdfunding.  There was a plethora of these types of novels at that time and they will no doubt have a period charm if nothing else. They're the sort of books that could have been picked up cheaply a few years ago in flea markets and car boot sales but now they have appreciated in value.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/mar/30/adam-diment-superstar-spy-novelist-who-vanished

I also found this feature about him on the Another Nickel in the Machine blog which has some better photos...

http://www.nickelinthemachine.com/2009/08/the-disappearance-of-the-author-adam-diment/comment-page-2/#comments

Very interesting features, Ady, thanks for posting them.