Posted on 01/27/2022 at 10:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The writer Paul Gallico, who was a friend of Ian Fleming, died decades ago.

But his private library is just now going up for auction, and it includes some gems from his relationship with the James Bond creator.

The Guardian reports that an inscribed first edition of Diamonds Are Forever is expected to fetch £12,000 to £18,000 ($13,380 to $20,072).

The lot also includes Gallico’s leather flying jacket from his time as a war correspondent, his typewriters, and correspondence with such other celebrities as Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich.

Gallico is best known for his novels The Snow Goose and The Poseidon Adventure; a film adaptation of another novel, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, comes out next month.

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