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3 April 1980
The Diamond Underworld 
by Fred Kamil.
Allen Lane, 244 pp., £6.50, November 1979, 0 7139 1086 0
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... which controls the marketing of practically all the world’s diamonds – and which is in turn largely controlled by the De Beers and Anglo-American Corporations – that they prevailed upon Flash Fred, as the author was eventually to become known, to turn ‘official’ and come and work for them in South Africa. This he did, though only after a spell in Europe, working for a ‘private agency ...

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