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W. E. Johns - Author

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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Biggles of the Fighter Squadron
W. E. Johns
Well into the later stages of the First World War, Biggles and his fellow flyers are struggling to maintain supremacy over the enemy pilots determined to shoot them down. Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/02/2014
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