BIGGLES FAILS TO RETURN
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1943
Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Blue cloth. Colour frontis and full-page b/w illustrations. Front endpaper is a map. 223 pages.
Spine is cocked. White mottling all over covers. Contents are very good - just some light foxing. Wrapper is edge-creased with some tears and chips; a little loss; grubby to rear panel.
Stock no. 2117693
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern
- 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.