The girl gave a cheerful wave of a sunburned hand, raced up the street in second, and stopped in front of The Pipe of Peace, the Dunhills of Nassau.Fleming, Ian. Thunderball (James Bond) (p. 112).
In Thunderball, James Bond gets his first view of Domino Vitali as she enters the tobacconist’s shop The Pipe of Peace looking for a cigarette so disgusting it will make her stop smoking.
Bond introduces himself as “the world’s authority on giving up smoking” as he does it “constantly.”
After Bond purchases a carton of “Dukes, king-size with filter” for her, they step outside and agree to go have a drink together.
This was a real tobacconist shop at the time of the writing of the novel and for many years before and after. It appears to have closed sometime in the last decade. The photo from the header of this post is from 1962.
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Those tobacconists were commonplace in the 50s & 60s when I was growing up..The rich smell inside a tobacconists was enough to make anyone take up smoking.