Now, Whitstable's well known for pulling in the crowds when it comes to putting on events. And this weekend it's hoping to put the town on the map again with a brand new literary festival.
Headlining WhitLit will be the child star turned crime writer John Gordon Sinclair, who shot to fame when he starred in the film "Gregory's Girl". He's been talking to Andrea Thomas about books, babies and life as a young star.
Ian Fleming, the writer of the original James Bond novels lived at St Margarets near Dover in Kent. The codename 007 was actually the number of the bus from Dover in Kent to London.
Ian Fleming died in 1964. Since his death authors including Kingsley Amis and Sebastian Faulks have penned James Bond novels.
William Boyd who wrote 'A Good Man in Africa' is to write the next James Bond novel. He has not revealed the plot but says the book will be set in 1969.