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Written by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Leslie Stead
Published by The Children's Book Club

Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1323872
Circa. 1972. Hardback. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, black title to spine. No illustrations despite accreditation to Leslie Stead. 168 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn and a bit grubby.

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Front cover

Cover of ORCHIDS FOR BIGGLES by W.E. Johns


  • Top secret documents missing and with them a nuclear research scientist demanding one million dollars for the return of the papers which in enemy hands could only mean annihilation, Trying to track down Harald Neckel in the depths of the Peruvian jungle, Biggles agreed with Bertie that they were indeed 'Up the creek without a paddle', and that Bertie's argument with a giant anaconda was by no means their closest brush with death.