BIGGLES BREAKS THE SILENCE
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1955
Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red boards, black title and vignette to front cover. Eight blue two-tone illustrations plus b/w text illustrations. 190 pages.
Spine slightly bumped. Child's writing (addresses) to front free-endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned, some foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and a little grubby to rear panel.
Stock no. 1323407
- Biggles is visited by 'Jumbo' Grimes, whose son used to serve in his old squadron in the Western Desert. 'Jumbo' gives information which leads Biggles to conclude that Jumbo empoyers have discovered the Starry Crown, a ship which contains a horde of gold.
- Leaving Algy and Bertie on the Falkland Islands as their South Atlantic base, Biggles, Ginger and Grimes Senior and Junior make a risky landing in the Antarctic, and so the adventure begins.