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Written by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by J. Abbey
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press in 1939

Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by J. Abbey.
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1953. Hardback.

Green boards with black title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations.

Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Bumping to spine and corners. Spine is faded. Small address label to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Contents are otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with 3" missing to bottom of spine and 1" missing to top. Panels are joined by browned tape which is visible on verso. Some creased mostly caused by tape. Wrapper is grubby with foxing to verso.

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  • Whilst ostensibly on a Mediterranean cruise to help Biggles convalesce from a bout of fever the team are thrown, almost literally, into the Spanish Civil War. When their cruise ship is sunk under them, they swim ashore and bump straight into a spy trying to get a message back to England.
  • Just managing to stay one step ahead of the secret police, Biggles and the rest manage to get the message safely to its destination. But that is not before being imprisoned twice, Ginger joining the resistance air force for a few days, and them all spending more time flying the enemy's planes than those of their own side!

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