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Biggles Flies Again

(Biggles #4)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Biggles flies again into adventure in the far places of the earth. Stranded among the tropical swamps of British Guiana when the company employing him as a pilot folds up, he takes possession of the amphibian aircraft he is flying and proceeds to earn his living by undertaking dangerous missions by air.

With Algy and Smyth, he searches for treasure in the jungle, captures a
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Hardcover, 183 pages
Published 1968 by Dean & Sons (first published August 1934)
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SierraKiloBravo
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In my ongoing quest to read the whole catalogue of Biggles books in the order they were printed, I have just finished Biggles Flies Again the fourth book published. This again is a collection of short stories which were originally published in Popular Flying and The Modern Boy. The difference here with previous collections is that instead of being stories from the front lines of the first world war, these stories follow B
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Mark White
Disclosure: I am a Biggles fan and I have a dozen or more Biggles books on my shelf, most acquired in the 70s. But let's be clear, these aren't great literature. This is a review of "Biggles Flies Again" but it could be of any of the early Biggles books. In this one Biggles and friends traverse most of the globe in an amphibian plane having adventures on the way helping stalwart outposts of the Empire, the villains being dissipated Englishmen or conniving foreigners.

There are 101 Biggles books
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Paul Morrison
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent collection of thirteen loosely connected short stories that follows Biggles and Co., from the jungles of Central America, to the tropical waters of the South Pacific and into the deserts of North Africa. I particularly liked the stories, THE BLUE ORCHARD and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Though the short stories in this collection lacked some of the action of the Biggles novels, they were still enjoyable, well written and full of surprises.
Tom Caswell
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful collection of short stories which follows Biggles around half the world. When I got the book I didn’t know each story was connected. They are, chronologically at least, as Johns writes about different adventures as Biggles starts in South America before ending up back home via Asia, North Africa and others. Biggles in short story form is hard to beat.
Cameron
Feb 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting collection of short adventures as Biggles & Algy make their way home from South America. Some are quite good but on the whole I think they are all to short to really get stuck into.
Brian Gormley
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.8 out of 5. Nostalgia read. Biggles travels from British Guiana to the pacific islands and Guinea and on to the Arabian peninsula, having adventures along the way. Fascinating for its insight into exotic places in the 1930s, and also the colonial mindset and the casual racism of the author and the characters.
Zoe and the Edge
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty weird because it just involves Biggles flying around all the place without any real purpose with Algy and Smyth.
I find it peculiarly hilarious that W.E. Johns thinks all America bad guys call people, “baby”.
Algy seems very young and flighty. More like Ginger.
Finally a reason that you shouldn't smoke.
Oh, and there seems to be more than the usual destruction of nature.
This is the one where Biggles meets Li Chi.

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Daniel Bratell
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Biggles, Algy and Smythe find themselves on a trip around the world. Not by choice, but by picking up the next quest after each quest has been solved. All in all there are 13 stories (quests) that keep bringing them farther and farther west.

This is Biggles at his best. In short stories he defeats his adversaries like no other pilot could.
Sem
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ripping-yarns
As usual, Johns forgot about Smyth for most of the book, but there are tentacles and venomous orchids and coral atolls and Li Chi as Biggles speeds round the world from British Guiana to Egypt. Great fun.
Andrew
Sep 23, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Imperialist boys own piece of shit. Shameful
Salome
Aug 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Biggles simply cannot land anywhere without being dragged into new adventures.
Tim Gray
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Swashbuckling adventure with that jolly good egg Captain James Bigglesworth. A real blast from the past.
Ashkhan
Easy to read adventures of the famous pilot.
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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 sh
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