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Biggles Gets His Men

Biggles Gets His Men

by Captain W. E. Johns

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton


  • Unsigned
  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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About the book

Biggles investigates the kidnapping of some highly specialised scientists. The book features Algy, Ginger and Bertie although Algy only plays a very small part in the story. A bizarre clue, involving three V's tattooed on a man's head, leads the team to a remote part of China. A rescue mission is mounted and this includes Chinese expert and speaker, Captain Roderick Mayne. The team locate the villains' base and have to organise the escape of the captured scientists. Biggles and Ginger infiltrate their camp and discover the presence of an old enemy. Biggles is captured and held, watched over by a huge Mongolian and this is the event that is pictured on the cover dust jacket of the book. Helped and hindered by a strange Cossack called Colonel Alexis Petroffsky, the scientists are freed and there is a climatic battle before the team escapes.

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About the Author

Captain W. E. Johns

Williams Earl Johns, born 1893, was an English First World War pilot, and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the pen name Capt. W. E. Johns.

He was the creator of the fictional air-adventurer Biggles. In his 46-year writing career (1922–68) he penned over 160 books, including nearly one hundred Biggles books, more than sixty other novels and factual books, and scores of magazine articles and short stories.

His first novel, Mossyface, was published in 1922 under the pen name "William Earle". After leaving the RAF, John became a newspaper air correspondent, as well as editing and illustrating books about flying. At the request of John Hamilton Ltd, he created the magazine Popular Flying which first appeared in March 1932. It was in the pages of this magazine that Biggles first appeared.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Very good first edition, with some light push-in to spine. In a good unclipped dust jacket with chipping to spine and wear to the edges.

    This book is located in our Brighton shop and may take longer for delivery.

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