BIGGLES IN SPAIN
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; J. Abbey
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1942
Very good condition. Green cloth with black title to spine and front cover and vignette of planes flying over madrid to front cover. Colour frontis and 6 b/w illustrations. 256 pages.
Small nick to top of spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges.
Stock no. 2131730
- 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!