The Camels are Coming (Biggles #1)

Author(s): Captain W. E. Johns

Childrens Classics

Death Trap! Air combat is the order of the day in the final days of the First World War. Duelling high above the trenches, Biggles knows that he needs more than just flying skills to survive. The enemy is now using their own British aircraft, the Sopwith Camel, to lure them to their deaths. A devil to fly, invaluably fast in a dogfight, this machine commands fierce loyalty from its pilots. Will luck and initiative be enough to keep Biggles alive? Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on another action packed adventure!

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Reissued with a stunning new cover, this is the perfect introduction to this classic adventure series for new readers.

"Satisfying and inspiring reading" Daily Telegraph

Captain W. E. Johns was born in Hertfordshire in 1893. He flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and made a daring escape from a German prison camp in 1918. Between the wars he edited Flying and Popular Flying and became a writer for the Ministry of Defence. The First Biggles story, Biggles the Camels are Coming was published in 1932, and W. E. Johns went on to write a staggering 102 Biggles titles before his death in 1968.

General Fields

  • : 9781782950271
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Red Fox
  • : January 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Captain W. E. Johns
  • : Paperback
  • : 514
  • : en
  • : 823.912
  • : 320