BIGGLES IN SPAIN
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by J. Abbey
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1948
Slightly better than good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations.
Wear to spine and corners with split to top of rear edge of spine. Some browning to spine and fading to covers. Erased pencil word to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and a few fox spots to text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped with a little loss from ends of spine. Tears to base of spine and rear panel have been repaired on verso with clear tape. Folds browned. Pencil ticks to titles on rear panel.
Stock no. 1505318
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye
- 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!