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Biggles Learns to Fly (#1)

Biggles Learns to Fly (#1)

Author: Captain W. E. Johns
Series: Biggles
$19.99 (AUD)  inc GST
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Description

Special Mission! It's the First World War and Biggles is just 17. The planes are primitive; combat tactics are non-existent; the only form of communication for pilots and their gunners is by hand signals. They are reliant on the skill of their fellow crew, their wit and, above all else, bravery. In hostile enemy skies, where instinct and fast reactions are everything, Biggles must learn to be a real fighter pilot, or die. But does he have what it takes?

Promotion info

Reissued with a stunning new cover, this is the perfect introduction to this bestselling classic adventure series for new readers.

Reviews

"Satisfying and inspiring reading" Daily Telegraph

Author description

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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General Fields

  • : 9781849419703
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Red Fox
  • : November 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 320
  • : Captain W. E. Johns
  • : 823.912