BIGGLES IN THE SOUTH SEAS
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Norman Howard
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1950
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Green boards with silver title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations. 255 pages.
Uneven fading to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is browned to spine; with small pieces of loss to top and tail. Wrapper is also grubby with some edge-creasing.
Stock no. 2117403
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye
- 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.