By Jove, Biggles! — The Life of Captain W.E.Johns - Peter Berresford Ellis; Piers Williams;Comet, 1985, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. A slightly dog-eared copy.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Captain W. E. Johns (1893 - 1968) wrote 168 books of which 98 were Biggies stories. These have been translated into many different languages — at one time, according to UNESCO statistics, Biggies was the most popular juvenile fiction hero in the world. The Biggies stories have been adapted for radio, television, comic strips and now a full-length feature film. By Jove, Biggles! is the first-ever biography of the creator of Captain James Bigglesworth of the Royal Flying Corps. It concentrates particularly on Johns’ wartime experiences, on which he based many of the early works, and tells how, after the First World War, Johns played a significant part in the enlisting of A/C Ross (Lawrence of Arabia) into the RAF. Carefully documented and well researched this book brings to life not only the man behind a literary phenomenon, but also the years of conflict and change in which he played such an active part.”
Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼")
Number of Pages: 272
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