BIGGLES IN BORNEO
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stuart Tresilian
Published by Oxford University Press. 1944
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Green cloth. Palm tree, plane & aircraft carrier vignette to front. Title to spine. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 185 pages.
Some foxing to covers. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing to outer page edges and a few margins. Very scarce wrapper is creased with some closed tears and chips, but with minimal loss; surface paper lifting to part of title on front panel; grubby marks to rear panel.
Stock no. 2131851
- Biggles sets up a secret air base in the heart of Borneo, and then proceeds to reek havoc on the unsuspecting Japanese stationed in the vicinity.
- Highlights of their tour of destruction include shooting down the odd plane (and having a very good go at the odd aircraft carrier), rescuing a few prisoners (and then rescuing a lot more by raiding the camp), and using a few elephants to destroy a convoy and a barge-load of rubber.