BIGGLES PRESSES ON

Book First Published on 20th January 1958 - 192 pages

These stories were first published in various annuals and periodicals.I have noted below the titles the original publication details where known.

 

This contains eleven short stories. These are as follows:-

 

THE CASE OF THE MAN ON A SPOT (Pages 7 to 25)

A Polish man with secret documents has had his wife kidnapped to make him hand them back.

 This story was never published elsewhere

 

THE CASE OF THE SUBMERGED AIRCRAFT (Pages 26 to 45)

A Gipsy Moth found ditched in a Scottish Loch leads Biggles to a wife murderer.

 This story was subsequently published in 'Open-Air Adventure Stories for Boys' 1965 (by Odhams Books Ltd)

 

THE CASE OF THE SABOTAGED PARACHUTE (Pages 46 to 67)

A parachute with the cords cut leads Biggles to uncover more than just a corpse. (Dust cover).

 This story was never published elsewhere

 

MISSION ORIENTAL (Pages 68 to 86)

Biggles and the team go to rescue the family of the Sultan of Kulang, in Malaya.

 This story was never published elsewhere

 

THE CASE OF THE HAUNTED ISLAND (Pages 87 to 113)

A trip to a Polynesian Atoll leads to the discovery of a wrecked ship with a corpse inside it.

 This story was never published elsewhere

 

THE CASE OF THE AMBITIOUS FISHMONGER (Pages 114 to 133)

A plane is used to send Salmon caught by poachers down to London. Biggles finds the culprits.

 This story was never published elsewhere

 

THE CASE OF THE FATAL RUBY (Pages 134 to 149)

A ruby called the 'Blood of Asia' is to be transported by a pilot who is planning to steal it.

This story was never published elsewhere

 

FISHY BUSINESS (Pages 150 to 160)

A rogue fur trader has found a clever way of importing furs and avoiding paying duty on them.

 This story was originally published in the 'I-Spy Annualí 1955 (by News Chronicle, London)

 

BIGGLES LAYS A GHOST (Pages 161 to 170)

A ghostly old wartime American Flying Fortress is being seen in the skies. Biggles hunts it down.

 This story was originally published in 'The Daily Mail Boys Annual' 1957 (by Associated Newspapers Ltd)

(These annuals are all undated and can only be distinguished by reference to the dust jacket picture.This one features a hatless boy smiling with a red background)

 

MISCHIEF BY MOONLIGHT (Pages 171 to 181)

A professional fence is using an aeroplane to get the proceeds of burglaries out of the country.

 

This story was originally published in 'The Boys Book of Scouting and the Open Air' 1956 (by Edmund Ward (Publishers) Ltd)

 

THE CASE OF THE STOLEN TRUCK (Pages 182 to 192)

A lorry, loaded with potatoes, is stolen and Biggles uses a plane to find the truck from the air.

 This story was never published elsewhere

 

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Biggles Presses On

Subtitle - More adventures of Biggles and the Special Air Police

Publication Details - published by Brockhampton Press

 

Frontispiece

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