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Biggles flies South

(Biggles #14)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Biggles and co get sidetracked into an Egyptian adventure whilst on their way to a squadron reunion dinner in South Africa. They meet a threatened scientist and agree to help him find a lost oasis (called Zenzura) in the middle of nowhere.

Their quest is hindered by the requisite bad guy who has claimed the oasis, and the antiques buried there, who gets off to a spectacular
158 pages
Published (first published 1938)
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Zoe and the Edge
Apr 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-girly
I don't really like these desert stories. So many horrible things happen to them. And this is probably one of the worst desert stories because practically nothing happens. At all.
Algy is back to being grumpy. He's tired of the action. Though considering the kind of action he gets, you can understand. Even though the others go through hell and back, at least they get to do it together. He's always by himself due to his second-in-command position. I am still surprised, considering Algy's experienc
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I can't imagine myself drinking petrol like those Tuagers in the desert, but even Biggles' mind was overheated enough for him to claim that he would drink almost anything. Another adventure where the nature joins forces with the bad guys to opposite Biggles and his friends together.
David Evans
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: boy-s-adventure
Crafty murdering foreigners armed with daggers with curved blades, a lost and buried Roman army, haboobs, plane crashes, sacrificial crocodiles and death by ants. Biggles lays waste to Egypt. Ripping.
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ripping-yarns
A bizarre story in many respects although the episode of Biggles and the crocodile makes it worth the price of admission. I must admit that I had no idea the Tuareg drank petrol. I thought they drank mint tea.
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeugd, 2016
En weer eentje uit.
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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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