Biggles and the Black Peril

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Penguin Random House Children's UK, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
When zero visibility forces Biggles to land his Vandal amphibian aircraft on the North Sea he thinks he's just got a spot of aeroplane bother. Bigger trouble is ahead for Biggles when he takes an unchartered ride in a flying boat manned by 'Blackbeard' - a cohort of the Russian Airfleet and accomplice in a plot to bomb Britain.

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User Review  - bookmarkaussie - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book, set in the 1930's Biggles and friends uncover secret airbases and go investigating. I liked how much attention was paid to how the characters felt at various times. Fear ... Read full review

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User Review  - mintleaf - LibraryThing

One of my favourite Biggles stories. It is notable for the introduction of Ginger to the series. A great plot and the characters are consistently enjoyable. It borrows themes from 'The Riddle in the Sands' and 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' and I find it just as enjoyable. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Captain W. E. Johns was born in Hertfordshire in 1893. He flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and made a daring escape from a German prison camp in 1918. Between the wars he edited Flying and Popular Flying and became a writer for the Ministry of Defence. The First Biggles story, Biggles the Camels are Coming was published in 1932, and W. E. Johns went on to write a staggering 102 Biggles titles before his death in 1968.

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