BIGGLES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
by W.E. Johns
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1962
Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Light blue mottled boards with red title to spine. Hampton Library Series.
Spine and corners a little bumped. A little browning to bottom edge of boards. School presentation plate to front endpaper. Pages browned. Foxing mostly to page edges and endpapers. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn. Spine is browned. Light creasing to rear panel. Browning and a few foxspots to verso.
Stock no. 1405748
- A chance meeting with Sandy Macaster, from 266 Squadron apparently, leads the team to the Marquesas islands on the trail of pearls. There they rub shoulders with Castanelli, a fiendish trader who runs the area. Helped by some local villagers, in particular a young couple called Shell-Breaker and Full-Moon, the team decamp to a small island off Tahiti and start raking in the pearls.
- Of course nothing is ever that simple. There are shark attacks, octopi, hurricanes, floods, and the unwanted attentions of Castanelli and his thugs to contend with.