BIGGLES & CO.
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Alfred Sindall
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1941
Almost very good condition. Pyramid edition. Blue cloth with vignette of bi-plane, palm trees and pyramids to front. 6 b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Colour frontis.
Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some browning and scuffing to covers. Name in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and browning to pages. Book affected by tobacco odour.
Stock no. 2123083
- "I want you to start an airline"
- is the request from Raymond (now Assistant Commissioner of Police at Scotland Yard). So Biggles starts an airline to transfer gold shipments, to stop a series of thefts. Using his natural cunning, Biggles manages to thwart the bad guys a few times, before the ringleader (the old friend Von Stalhein) ups the ante by kidnapping Algy and locking him in a castle in Germany. Biggles and Ginger come to the rescue, eventually, returning the team and its goods to London.
- On their return the final piece of the puzzle falls into place, when one of Biggles employers is exposed as a double-agent, giving Von Stalhein's men the tip-offs needed to capture the gold and precious stones... but there is yet another twist...