BIGGLES FLIES SOUTH
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Jack Nicolle
Published by Oxford University Press. 1938
Good condition. Pyramid edition. Blue cloth with black titles and vignette to front cover showing bi-plane flying over pyramids and palm trees. Colour frontis + b/w illustrations.
Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Crayon(?) scribbles to rear cover. Spine darkened. Foxing to prelims and textblock. Some light fingering to page margins. Frontis has been tape in.
Stock no. 1324101
- 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.