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Written by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Studio Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1954

Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Studio Stead.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 3rd. 1959. Hardback.

Red boards with black titles. 6 colour plates. 159 pages. 7.5 x 5".

Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Spine bumped. Neat name and address to front pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Some foxing to text block otherwise contents clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn. Rear panel is grubby. Slight browning to verso.

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  • The islands in the South Indian Ocean are some of the lonliest in the world, uninhabited, desolate and until recently utterly worthless. Those in authority knew why they might suddenly have become valuable but that was all.
  • That was why Biggles and Co. were sent on a roving commission to the South Indian Ocean with the task of searching the islands to see, as Biggles put it, " if any unwelcome tenants had taken up residence."
  • The discovery of certain trespassers on one particular island and of some rather curious 'treasure" turned this from a dull routine mission into a highly exciting adventure.