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Biggles and the Gun Runners
This is the 87th Biggles book to be published. The book was originally published by Brockhampton Press in September 1966. As with all of the later Biggles books it is an Air Police adventure where Biggles and his cohorts are based at Scotland Yard in London under Air Commodore Raymond, although as normal this does not stop them chasing around the world after criminals. Story As the title to the book suggests, Biggles is on the hunt for some international gun runners....

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Biggles by Capt. W.E. Johns
So Just Who Was Biggles? Biggles first appeared in book form in 1932 when "The Camels Are Coming" was published by John Hamilton. His 96th, and last, appearance, as written by Captain W E Johns, was in Biggles Sees Too Much, published in 1970. During that time there was hardly an inch of the earth's surface or air space that he had not covered. Christened James Bigglesworth, he was born in India, a son of the Assistant Commissioner of the United...

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Captain W.E. Johns

W.E. Johns was born on 5th February 1893 at Mole Wood Road, Begeo, Hertford, U.K. He wrote at least 169 books, including 98 biggles books, and contributed to many magazines and other books. Since his death in 1968, many of the books have continued to be published making Johns one of the most successful authors of the 20th Century.

Captain W.E. Johns wrote a total of 98 Biggles books starting with The Camels Are Coming in 1932, published under the pseudonym William Earle. Although best known for the Biggles series, he also wrote a number of other stories, articles & books. Aside from Biggles perhaps his most popular series are Worrals, Gimlet, Steely and Space.