BIGGLES FLIES EAST
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Alfred Sindall
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1937
Good condition in a good dustwrapper. Pyramid edition. Blue cloth, black titles. Vignette of bi-plane over pyramids on front cover and spine. Colour frontis. No b/w illustrations in this edition.
Light browning to boards and text block. Front endpaper missing (torn out). Front joint starting to split. Rear hinge pulled. Scattered foxing to contents. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with loss and tape repairs, front flap missing. Cigarette odour present.
Stock no. 1813745
- Biggles goes undercover and joins the spy world in Palestine. Mistaken for another whilst on leave in London, Biggles reports the confusion to Headquarters. To his chagrin they 'encourage' him to take the place of his doppelganger and work for the Germans as a spy whilst secretly reporting to the British. As always, Biggles succeeds admirably however there are a few close calls and nervous moments. Biggles has his first run in with Von Stalhein. Erich is working for German intelligence and comes close to unmasking Biggles on several occasions.