BIGGLES IN SPAIN
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; J. Abbey
Published by Oxford University Press. 1939
Very good condition. Pyramid Edition. Blue cloth with black titles to spine and front cover. Vignette to front cover of plane going over pyramids in the desert. Colour frontis + b/w illustrations.
Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Covers slightly grubby at edges. A few page corner creases and very light foxing to textblock. Single asterisk to half-title page.
Stock no. 1316058
- 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!