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Rare James Bond manuscript heading to auction

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Dec 03, 2012 | 4:00am EST

Fleming gifted the copy of Diamonds Are Forever, which was made into a 1971 film starring Sir Sean Connery, to his secretary Ulrica Knowles along with a first edition of the finished book.

The manuscript features notes and corrections from Fleming as well as drastic storyline changes.

It is expected to fetch around $128,000 (£80,000) when it is sold at Sotheby's on 12 December (12), along with the first edition book, which has an estimated sale price of $14,400 (£9,000).

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