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Gimlet's Oriental Quest

Gimlet's Oriental Quest

by Captain W. E. Johns

Publisher The Brockhampton Press

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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover


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About the book

Cub Peter's fishing holiday started quietly enough . . . until events led Gimlet & Co. across the mediterranean on a breathless treasure hunt up country from Bangok.

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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

    This copy has a lean, discolouration and foxing to the page block and some shelf wear. There is an inscription on the front end paper that reads 'best wishes for March 2nd 1949 from Dad and Mum'. The dust jacket is present, though worn, with several sections on the back worn away and tears at the top and bottom of the spine. The corners of the dust jacket have been worn away and the edges are creased.

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