BIGGLES FAILS TO RETURN
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1943
Fair condition. Blue cloth. Colour frontis and full-page b/w illustrations. Front endpaper is a map. 223 pages.
Covers are very mottled and browned. A reading copy. Rear endpaper is MISSING. Browning to outer page edges. Book affected by tobacco odour.
Stock no. 2123183
- 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.