BIGGLES FAILS TO RETURN
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1948
Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper. Dark blue textured boards, gilt titles. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations.
Spine and corners a little bumped. Light foxing mostly to rear endpapers and page edges. Dark mark to top of rear endpaper. Contents otherwise generally clean. Dustwrapper is a little edgeworn. Wrapper is grubby. A little foxing to verso.
Stock no. 1405749
- During the Second World War, Biggles goes missing whilst trying to rescue an Italian princess from occupied France. Given up for dead by Colonel Raymond, his colleagues don't give up so soon and instead infiltrate the region to try and determine his whereabouts.
- Ginger, Bertie and Algy parachute into occupied France and immediately split up to try and track down Biggles. Ginger, disguised as a Spanish onion seller, ends up getting shot and falling in love before meeting up with Biggles in a deserted village full of cats.