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Biggles and the Gun-runners (Biggles #87)

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Title:Biggles and the Gun-runners (Biggles #87)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(5 of 100 for author by title)
Biggles and the Leopards of Zinn (Biggles #66)
Biggles and the Black Peril (Biggles #6)
Published:   1966
Publisher:Brockhampton Press
Tags:adventure, Africa, fiction, Biggles (Fictional character)

‘The great thing in life is to keep your sense of humour,’ says Biggles, though getting his Constellation shot down over southern Sudan by a trigger-happy fighter pilot of the Congolese Air Force was no laughing matter. In fact, his privations and those of his co-pilot, Sandy Grant, increased from that very moment in an affair which throughout bristled with spies, lies and deception.—Book introduction. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:117 Info

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William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)

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