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BIGGLES IN SPAIN

by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Howard Leigh; J. Abbey

Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1942

Almost very good condition. Green cloth with black title to spine and front cover and vignette of planes flying over madrid to front cover. Colour frontis and 6 b/w illustrations. 256 pages.

Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Slight wear to rear edge of spine. A couple of page corners creased. Some small pin(?) marks to frontis. Foxing to textblock.

Stock no. 1320692

 

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Contents

  • Whilst ostensibly on a Mediterranean cruise to help Biggles convalesce from a bout of fever the team are thrown, almost literally, into the Spanish Civil War. When their cruise ship is sunk under them, they swim ashore and bump straight into a spy trying to get a message back to England.
  • Just managing to stay one step ahead of the secret police, Biggles and the rest manage to get the message safely to its destination. But that is not before being imprisoned twice, Ginger joining the resistance air force for a few days, and them all spending more time flying the enemy's planes than those of their own side!

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