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Biggles Charter Pilot

(Biggles #27)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This contains 16 short stories all of which are unusual in that they consist of Ginger telling his comrades in 666 (Fighter) Squadron of his adventures with Biggles when they were chartered by Dr. Augustus Duck (nicknamed "Donald") to take him to investigate various strange phenomena.
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published October 31st 1983 by Collins (first published July 1st 1943)
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Tommy Verhaegen
Een wel heel speciaal boek in de reeks bestaande uit een hele reeks korte verhalen met extra veel humor. Elk verhaal is een pareltje op zich, volledig zelfstandig van begin tot einde maar toch in een verhalende context gezet. Enorm veel aktie vol spanning. Het enige jammere is dat het boek niet meer bladzijden heeft en dat het laatste verhaal ook een "einde" bevat zodat er waarschijnlijk geen vervolg komt.
Daniel Bratell
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a collection of short stories, all of them having the same form. Biggles, Algy and Ginger are pilots, guards and assistants for Dr Duck, a biologist examining the source of rumors of fantastic occurrences around the globe.

The four of them go somewhere, something happens, the fantastic occurrence is explained, possibly, in some way or another.

Easy read. About 15 stories in about 150 pages so very short short stories.
Hans
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice reading, Point of view is mostly from Ginger's.
Besides the hilarious stories, there was one paragraph that caught my eye.
Biggles & Friends are believed to be upholding law and moral standards.
However, in one of the central-American stories the use paying "palm grease" to local officials is considered normal, and the best way of getting things done.
I presume Biggles never put THAT on his resume, when he started working for Scotland Yard.
Yato
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book for when you want bite-sized stories, perhaps to read with a nice cup of tea. I really enjoyed it the first time I read this book and the stories hold up even after 15 years. It is a nice addition to the Biggles saga.
Edwin
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeugd, 2016
Boek met 16 korte verhalen van Biggles en zijn vrienden. Zoals al eerder opgemerkt, ben ik niet zo van kapot van.

Ginger verteld de avonturen die hij samen met Biggles, Algy en professor 'Donald' Duck beleefden.

Van reuzen in Patagonie tot Kruisridders in de Kaukasus, een groene paard en robben, de helden komen het allemaal tegen.
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