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Biggles Forms a Syndicate
Biggles is visited by an old friend, Squadron Leader 'Dizzy' Digswell, who has an interesting tale to tell. After being forced to parachute out of his plane flying over the Aden Protectorate in Arabia, he thinks he has come across the ancient ruins of the city of Ophir. He found a cave, which he believes to be filled with ancient coins of gold and silver. Biggles and the team ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published by Hodder & Stoughton
(first published July 6th 1961)
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Feb 22, 2015 Tommy Verhaegen rated it liked it · review of another edition
In dit verhaal spelen vliegtuigen een ondergeschikte rol. De omstandigheden in de woestijn in Noord-Afrika des te meer. Op een ietwat merkwaardige, gekunstelde manier raakt het team van Biggles betrokken bij een schatzoekerij temidden van Arabische bedoeenen. Jammer dat de historische waarde van de gevonden "schat" zo onderbelicht blijft. Al is dat wel zo verstandig van de auteur in geval de lezer ter verificatie op museumbezoek denkt te gaan.<br />Biggles speelt een minder prominente rol in een groot ...more
Biggles searches for the lost city of Ophir and the legendary treasure of the Queen of Sheba. Will Biggles, Ginger, Algy and Bertie find it first, or will a gang of equally determined criminals beat them to it? Does the treasure exist at all? Added to the story are the local Arab Bedouin who don't take kindly to the sudden appearance of all these unwelcome treasure seekers. Great escapism adventure, which quickly took me back to my boyhood years.
Invariably known as <b>Captain W.E. Johns</b>, William Earl Johns was born in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of Richard Eastman Johns, a tailor, and Elizabeth Johns (ne Earl), the daughter of a master butcher. He had a younger brother, Russell Ernest Johns, who was born on 24 October 1895. <br /><br />He went to Hertford Grammar School where he was no great scholar but he did develop into a crack shot ...more
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