W.E. Johns

W.E. Johns


Born
in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, The United Kingdom
February 05, 1893

Died
June 21, 1968

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Invariably known as Captain W.E. Johns, William Earl Johns was born in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of Richard Eastman Johns, a tailor, and Elizabeth Johns (née Earl), the daughter of a master butcher. He had a younger brother, Russell Ernest Johns, who was born on 24 October 1895.

He went to Hertford Grammar School where he was no great scholar but he did develop into a crack shot with a rifle. This fired his early ambition to be a soldier. He also attended evening classes at the local art school.

In the summer of 1907 he was apprenticed to a county municipal surveyor where he remained for four years and then in 1912 he became a sanitary inspector in Swaffham, Norfolk. Soon after taking up this appointment, his father died
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Biggles Learns To Fly

3.94 avg rating — 628 ratings — published 1935 — 8 editions
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Biggles Flies East

4.03 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 1935 — 11 editions
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Biggles of the Camel Squadron

4.02 avg rating — 514 ratings — published 1934 — 11 editions
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Biggles Defies the Swastika

4.05 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1941 — 11 editions
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Biggles and the Cruise of t...

3.91 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 1933 — 14 editions
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Biggles in the Orient

3.89 avg rating — 305 ratings — published 1945 — 5 editions
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Biggles Goes to War

3.88 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 1938 — 10 editions
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Biggles of 266 (Biggles, #54)

4.11 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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Biggles Fails to Return

4.01 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1943 — 10 editions
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Biggles The Camels Are Coming

4.04 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 1932 — 9 editions
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“One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it brings.”
W.E. Johns

“Congratulations flew fast and furious when Major Mullen’s squadron landed, for it had unquestionably been one of the most successful ‘shows’ ever undertaken by the squadron.”
W.E. Johns, Biggles Learns To Fly

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