BIGGLES FLIES SOUTH
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Jack Nicolle
Published by Oxford University Press. 1938
Fair condition. Light brown cloth with brown titles and vignettes (front cover shows shield and javelin design). Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 255 pages, top edge brown. A chunky book, 2" across spine.
Heavy damage to top of spine, with strip of cloth missing, other has been glued. Small splits to base of spine. Spine split nearly entirely down rear. Covers are marked, with wear and scuffing. Crossed out name in ink to front endpaper. Ink writing to front pastedown. Grubby margin marks; some foxing to pages internally.
Stock no. 2106179
- Biggles and co get sidetracked into an Egyptian adventure whilst on their way to a squadron reunion dinner in South Africa. They meet a threatened scientist and agree to help him find a lost oasis (called Zenzura) in the middle of nowhere.
- Their quest is hindered by the requisite bad guy who has claimed the oasis, and the antiques buried there, who gets off to a spectacular start by marooning them at the oasis by erasing their supply (camel) train.