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Written by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Jack Nicolle
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege in 1938

Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Jack Nicolle.
Stock no. 2139721
1949. Hardback. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 255 pages. Covers are a bit bowed, with what appear to be some damp marks. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and torn with some damp marking; bits of loss.

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Front cover

Cover of BIGGLES FLIES SOUTH by W.E. Johns


  • Biggles and co get sidetracked into an Egyptian adventure whilst on their way to a squadron reunion dinner in South Africa. They meet a threatened scientist and agree to help him find a lost oasis (called Zenzura) in the middle of nowhere.
  • Their quest is hindered by the requisite bad guy who has claimed the oasis, and the antiques buried there, who gets off to a spectacular start by marooning them at the oasis by erasing their supply (camel) train.