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Orchids for Biggles (Biggles #72)

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Title:Orchids for Biggles (Biggles #72)
Author:
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(74 of 99 for author by title)
The Quest for the Perfect Planet—A Story of Space Exploration (Space #8)
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Published:   1962
Publisher:Brockhampton Press
Tags:adventure, fiction, Biggles (Fictional character), South America
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Top secret documents missing and with them a nuclear research scientist demanding one million dollars for the return of the papers which in enemy hands could only mean annihilation. Trying to track down Harold Neckel in the depths of the Peruvian jungle, Biggles agreed with Bertie that they were indeed ‘Up the creek without a paddle’, and Bertie’s argument with a giant anaconda was by no means their closest brush with death.—Intro. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)

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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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