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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by J. Abbey

Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1953

Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Green boards, black title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations. 248 pages.

Spine and corners bumped. Slight fading to spine and a little browning to top of spine. Name and address in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers. Contents otherwise clean. Flying Jacket dustwrapper is edge chipped with some loss, foxing on rear panel and on verso.

Stock no. 1324365

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  • 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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