A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF ANNUALS

FEATURING STORIES BY W.E. JOHNS

 

THIS PAGE FEATURES   40 SEPARATE ANNUALS AND SIMILAR BOOKS WHICH INCLUDE A “W. E. JOHNS” STORY

THE ANNUALS ARE SHOWN IN (ROUGHLY) THE ORDER THAT THEY WERE PUBLISHED

 

IT HAS TAKE SOME CONSIDERABLE TIME FOR ME TO HUNT DOWN AND BUY WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE EVERY SINGLE ANNUAL FEATURING A W.E. JOHNS STORY

 IF YOU HAVE AN ANNUAL FEATURING A W.E. JOHNS STORY THAT DOESN’T FEATURE HERE – AND I DON’T THINK YOU DO (!) - THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

THE STORIES WILL BE FAMILIAR TO BIGGLES FANS AS THEY HAVE BEEN COLLECTED IN THE BOOKS, BUT THE REAL PLEASURE IN THESE OLD ANNUALS ARE THE

FANTASTIC ILLUSTRATIONS THAT WERE DRAWN FOR THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THESE STORIES – THOSE ILLUSTRATIONS WERE NOT REPRINTED IN THE BOOKS.

 THIS PAGE IS REALLY FOR THE BIGGLES FANS WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN THOSE ILLUSTRATIONS.

 

 

 

 

 

Dangerous Game

Snakes Alive!

Aeroplanes and Animals

Jack-of-all-Trades

1.  THE NEW ZOO ANNUAL (1932)

This annual was published by The Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London and contained four separate articles by W. E. Johns

 

 

 

NEW BOOK OF THE AIR

There were two versions of this book but both featured FOUR stories by W. E. Johns.  Those four stories were, firstly a BIGGLES story called

THE FLEDGLINGS

then three other non-Biggles stories called

THE STORY-TELLER

WINGED JUSTICE

QUESTIONABLE CARGO

There was also an article written by Johns’ son called ‘The Conquest of the Stratosphere’

THE MODERN BOY’S BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

BIGGLES “ON THE SPOT”

which was uncollected until 1999 when a limited edition collection of these uncollected stories was published entitled

BIGGLES – AIR ACE

 

Find out details of all

 W. E. Johns work in the Modern Boy Annuals by clicking here

 

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2.  NEW BOOK OF THE AIR (1935)

Oxford University Press

3.  MODERN BOY’S BOOK OF ADVENTURE STORIES (1936)

Fleetway House, London

 

 

 

 

THE MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL 1937

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

BIGGLES’EXCITING NIGHT

which was uncollected until 1999 when a limited edition collection of these uncollected stories was published entitled

BIGGLES – AIR ACE

This book also featured THREE factual articles by W. E. Johns, the most interesting one being

“Planes I have Crashed!”

THE MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL 1938

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

BIGGLES TAKES THE BAIT!

which was uncollected until 1999 when a limited edition collection of these uncollected stories was published entitled

BIGGLES – AIR ACE

 

Find out details of all

 W. E. Johns work in the Modern Boy Annuals by clicking here

 

Published by

 

Published by

4.  THE MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL (1937)

Fleetway House London

5.  THE MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL (1938)

Fleetway House, London

 

 

 

 

THE MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL 1940

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

BERTIE THE BOOB

which is basically the Chapter XI story from THE CAMELS ARE COMING entitled “THE BOOB”.

The original story from 1932 introduced Algy as a companion at 266 Squadron.  This version of the story has the character now named “Bertram Montgomery” (shades of later companion “Bertie”) and features two additional paragraphs not in the original version (!)

THE MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL 1941 featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns

BIGGLES ON THE TRAIL

Subtitled ‘ A story of the Second Great War’

which is basically the Chapter 8 story from BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON entitled “THE THOUGHT READER”.  This 1934 story is updated to a WW2 story and references to Sherlock Holmes become Sexton Blake in this version – but Biggles is later called Sherlock where they omitted to change it (!)  The story has a new ending with an additional 164 words

 

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Published by

6.  MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL (1940)

Fleetway House London

7.  MODERN BOY’S ANNUAL (1941)

Fleetway House London

 

 

 

THE CHILDREN’S GIFT BOOK

featured one ORIGINAL Worrals story by W. E. Johns entitled

WORRALS TAKES

 A HAND

The original story remained uncollected until 2001, when a limited edition collection of Johns’ ‘non-Biggles’ uncollected stories was published entitled

 

WINGED JUSTICE AND OTHER UNCOLLECTED STORIES

 

 

  

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

W. E. JOHNS’

CHARACTER

“WORRALS”

AT

 

WWW.WORRALS.COM

 

AND SEE THE DETAILS OF THE ORIGINAL FIRST PRINTINGS OF THE WORRALS STORIES  IN THE GIRL’S OWN PAPER AT

 

WWW.GIRLSOWN.INFO

 

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There were two different hardback covers for the Children’s Gift Book

 

8.  THE CHILDREN’S GIFT BOOK (1946)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CHILDREN’S WONDER BOOK IN COLOUR

featured one ORIGINAL story by W. E. Johns entitled

A MATTER OF OBSERSVATION

The story was about two children investigation smugglers

The original story remained uncollected until 2001, when a limited edition collection of Johns’ ‘non-Biggles’ uncollected stories was published entitled

WINGED JUSTICE AND OTHER UNCOLLECTED STORIES

 

THE CHILDREN’S WONDER BOOK IN COLOUR – NUMBER TWO

featured one ORIGINAL story by W. E. Johns entitled

THE DINGO TRAIL

The story was about two teenagers in Australia investigating the strange death of a dingo, they had been hunting.  This leads to the discovery of smugglers

The original story remained uncollected until 2001, when a limited edition collection of Johns’ ‘non-Biggles’ uncollected stories was published entitled

WINGED JUSTICE AND OTHER UNCOLLECTED STORIES

 

Published by

 

Published by

9.  THE CHILDREN’S WONDER BOOK IN COLOUR (1947)

Odhams Press Limited

10.  CHILDREN’S WONDER BOOK IN COLOUR No 2 (1948)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

THE WILFRED PICKLES GAY STREET BOOK

featured one story by

 W. E. Johns entitled

STRANGE FREIGHT

This story was a reprint of

QUESTIONABLE CARGO

Johns wanted to change the title to QUEER FREIGHT -

see his pencil note on a letter dated 8.11.48 here but Latimer decided to call it

STRANGE FREIGHT and published it in this book rather than the JOY STREET ANNUAL as intended.  The title change is confusing as there was a different story called “Strange Freight” published in 1935 in THE RAID !

THE WONDER BOOK OF COMICS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

BIGGLES BAITS THE TRAP

(Not to be confused with ‘Biggles Takes the Bait’)

This story was eventually collected in 1952 as the fourth story in

BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

 The story had one significant change – Sergeant Bigglesworth of Scotland Yard in the original story is Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth of Scotland Yard in the book.

 

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Published by

11.  THE WILFRED PICKLES GAY STREET BOOK (1949)

Latimer House Limited

12.  THE WONDER BOOK OF COMICS (1949)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

THE BOY’S BOOK OF ADVENTURE

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

SKYWAY ROBBERY

This story was collected in 1952 as the first story in

BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

 The story had one significant change – Sergeant Bigglesworth of Scotland Yard in the original story is Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth of the Special Air Section of New Scotland Yard in the book.

THE GOLDEN BOOK OF COMICS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS GUNSHOTS

This story was collected in 1952 as the eighth story in  BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

 This story was significantly edited for this annual but restored back to the full version when collected in the book.  Johns had provided a photo of elephants to aid the illustrator of the story, see letter dated 19.11.49  here

Published by

 

Published by

13.  THE BOY’S BOOK OF ADVENTURE (1950)

Evans Brothers Limited

14.  THE GOLDEN BOOK OF COMICS (1950)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

EVERY BOY’S ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE

This story was collected in 1952 as the ninth story in  BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

 The story was originally published in 1935 in the New Book of the Air (see above) as a WW1 story called

THE FLEDGLINGS

Here it is re-written as a WW2 story.  The two pilots are Lissy and Taggart but Johns had to change Lissy’s surname to Daby  for  this as he already had Bertie Lissie as a regular character

THE ACE BOOK OF COMICS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

THE NEW AEROFOIL

 

This story was collected in 1952 as the seventh story in 

 

BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

 

 where it was retitled

 

THE CASE OF THE SECRET AEROFOIL

 

 

Published by

 

Published by

15.  EVERY BOY’S ANNUAL (1950)

Juvenile Productions Ltd

16.  THE ACE BOOK OF COMICS (1951)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

EVERY BOY’S ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE MAID AND THE MOUNTAINS

This story was in fact originally the second chapter and story from

 

  BIGGLES FLIES AGAIN

 

The story had been originally published in 1934 and it is somewhat surprising to see it re-published in this annual as it was a story with a “romantic” theme and not the sort of story that usually appeared in boy’s annuals such as this

THE TREASURE BOOK OF COMICS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

THE CASE OF THE SECRET INQUISITORS

 

This story was collected in 1955 as the seventh story in 

 

BIGGLES’ CHINESE PUZZLE

 

Published by

 

Published by

17.  EVERY BOY’S ANNUAL (1952)

The Thames Publishing Co.

18.  THE TREASURE BOOK OF COMICS (1952)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAGLE ANNUAL 2

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

BIGGLES BUYS A WATCH

 

This story was collected in 1954 as the fifth story in 

 

BIGGLES AND THE PIRATE TREASURE

 

It is interesting to note that following this story in this annual, there is a full page showing exactly how a watch works with detailed illustrations

EAGLE ANNUAL 3

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE FLYING CRUSADERS

This story was collected in 1955 as the fourth story in 

 

BIGGLES’ CHINESE PUZZLE

 

It is interesting to note that this same story was also published in the BBC Children’s Annual in 1956 (see number 28 below).  The BBC version is an edited version of the full version from the Eagle Annual.  Chinese Puzzle also contains the full version.

 

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Published by

19.  EAGLE ANNUAL 2 (1952)

Hulton Press Ltd, London

20.  EAGLE ANNUAL 3 (1953)

Hulton Press Ltd, London

 

 

 

 

DAILY MAIL

ANNUAL

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

NIGHT FLIGHT

 

This story was collected in 1954 as the third story in 

BIGGLES AND THE PIRATE TREASURE

The Daily Mail annuals never had any reference to the year of publication so they can only be distinguished by their different covers!

This particular annual was in fact published in 1953

THE CHILDREN’S

JOLLY BOOK

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

ALL IN THE DAY’S WORK

 

This story had already been published in 1952 as the sixth story in 

 

BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

 

 

Published by

 

Published by

21.  DAILY MAIL ANNUAL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (1953)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

22.  THE CHILDREN’S JOLLY BOOK (1953)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

EAGLE ANNUAL 4

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE ADVENTURE OF THE LUMINOUS CLAY

 

This story was collected in 1955 as the third story in 

 

BIGGLES’ CHINESE PUZZLE

 

This story is not to be confused with THE ADVENTURE OF THE LUMINOUS LILY from

BIGGLES – CHARTER PILOT

I-SPY ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

FISHY BUSINESS

 

This story was collected in 1958 as the eighth story in

 

BIGGLES PRESSES ON

 

This story is not to be confused with BIGGLES NETS A FISH from

 

BIGGLES AND THE PIRATE TREASURE

 

Published by

 

Published by

23.  EAGLE ANNUAL 4 (1954)

Hulton Press Ltd, London

24.  I-SPY ANNUAL (1955)

News Chronicle, London

 

 

 

ADVENTURE STORIES FOR BOYS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE CASE OF THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT

This story had already been published in 1952 as the second story in 

BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

It had been originally written in 1949 for the Marks & Spencer book

BIGGLES - AIR DETECTIVE

but after being broadcast on the BBC Radio as “Lump of Metal” M&S didn’t want to use it as they only wanted original stories!

COMMANDER STORY ANNUAL

featured one story by W. E. Johns called

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

This story was not a Biggles story.  It was, however, a World War II story.  Czech pilot, Captain Rumbolt has a new co-pilot for his mission, a man called Kenton.  They are both surprised by something on their plane and further surprises are in store.  This story was originally published in “Illustrated” magazine in April 1942 and was collected as the sixth short story in

SHORT SORTIES

 

 

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Published by

25.  ADVENTURE STORIES FOR BOYS (1956)

Odhams Books Limited

26.  COMMANDER STORY ANNUAL FOR BOYS (1956)

Sampson Low, London

 

 

 

 

BOYS BOOK OF SCOUTING AND THE OPEN AIR

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

MISCHIEF BY MOONLIGHT

 

This story was collected in 1958 as the tenth story in

 

BIGGLES PRESSES ON

BBC CHILDRENS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE FLYING CRUSADERS

This story was collected in 1955 as the fourth story in 

 

BIGGLES’ CHINESE PUZZLE

 

It is interesting to note that this same story was also published in the Eagle Annual, Number 3, in 1953 (see number 20 above).  The BBC version is an edited version of the full version from the Eagle Annual.  Chinese Puzzle also contains the full version.

Published by

 

Published by

27.  BOYS BOOK OF SCOUTING AND THE OPEN AIR (1956)

Edmund Ward (Publishers) Ltd

28.  BBC CHILDREN’S ANNUAL (1956)

Burke, London

 

 

 

 

EXPRESS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

BIGGLES AND THE CRASH THAT WASN’T

 

but if you look to find that story title in any book, you won’t be able to find it.  That is because when it was collected, the title was changed to

 

A MATTER OF DEDUCTION

 

It was under that title that this story was collected in 1957 as the ninth story  in

 

BIGGLES OF THE INTERPOL

DAILY MAIL

BOYS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

 

THE MAN WHO CAME BY NIGHT

 

This story was collected in 1957 as the tenth story  in

 

BIGGLES OF THE INTERPOL

 

The Daily Mail annuals never had any reference to the year of publication so they can only be distinguished by their different covers!

 

This particular annual was in fact published in 1956

 

Published by

 

Published by

29.  EXPRESS ANNUAL (1956)

Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd

30.  THE DAIL MAIL BOYS ANNUAL (1956)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

 

 

 

 

DAILY MAIL

BOYS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

BIGGLES LAYS A GHOST

This story was collected in 1958 as the ninth story  in

 

BIGGLES PRESSES ON

 

The Daily Mail annuals never had any reference to the year of publication so they can only be distinguished by their different covers!

 

This particular annual was in fact published in 1957

DAILY MAIL

BOYS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

DAWN PATROL

This story was collected in 1963 as the tenth story  in

BIGGLES FLIES TO WORK

asThe Trick That Failed” This story is NOT to be confused with that printed in STIRRING STORIES FOR BOYS (see No. 35 below).  The Daily Mail annuals never had any reference to the year of publication so they can only be distinguished by their different covers!  This particular annual was in fact published in 1958

 

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Published by

31.  THE DAIL MAIL BOYS ANNUAL (1957)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

32.  THE DAIL MAIL BOYS ANNUAL (1958)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

 

 

 

 

DAILY MAIL

BOYS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE CASE OF THE TWO BRIGHT BOYS

This story was collected in 1963 as the fourth story  in

 

BIGGLES FLIES TO WORK

 

The Daily Mail annuals never had any reference to the year of publication so they can only be distinguished by their different covers!

 

This particular annual was in fact published in 1959

DAILY MAIL

BOYS ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

HORACE TAKES A HAND

This story was collected in 1963 as the fifth story  in

 

BIGGLES FLIES TO WORK

 

The Daily Mail annuals never had any reference to the year of publication so they can only be distinguished by their different covers!

 

This particular annual was in fact published in 1960

 

Published by

 

Published by

33.  THE DAIL MAIL BOYS ANNUAL (1959)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

34.  THE DAIL MAIL BOYS ANNUAL (1960)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

 

 

 

 

STIRRING STORIES

FOR BOYS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

DAWN PATROL

This story was collected in 1963 as the ninth story  in

BIGGLES FLIES TO WORK

This story is NOT to be confused with the story of the same name that was printed in the 1958  DAILY MAIL BOYS ANNUAL  (see No. 32 above).  That “Dawn Patrol” is a completely different story  and had to have its name changed to “The Trick that Failed” when collected as the tenth chapter in

Biggles Flies to Work

 

STIRRING STORIES

FOR GIRLS

featured a non Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

PEARLS AND PRIMROSES

The original story remained uncollected until 2001, when a limited edition collection of Johns’ ‘non-Biggles’ uncollected stories was published entitled

WINGED JUSTICE AND OTHER UNCOLLECTED STORIES

but if this story seems familiar to Johns’ fans it is because the story was originally written as a Worrals story in 1947 and was later re-written as a Biggles story in 1963!

Full details are given below

 

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Published by

35.  STIRRING STORIES FOR BOYS (1960)

Odhams Press Limited

36.  STIRRING STORIES FOR GIRLS (1960)

Odhams Press Limited

 

 

 

 

DAILY MAIL

BOY’S ANNUAL

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE CASE OF THE SOMERSET FARMER

which was uncollected until 1999 when a limited edition collection of these uncollected stories was published entitled

BIGGLES – AIR ACE

The Daily Mail annuals usually never had any reference to the year of publication so they could only be distinguished by their different covers – but this annual did show 1963

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

 

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF

 

CAPTAIN W. E. JOHNS

 

AT

 

www.wejohns.com

The story

PEARLS AND PRIMROSES

From

STIRRING STORIES FOR GIRLS (1960)

was originally

WORRALS WORKS

IT OUT

published in September 1947 in the

GIRL’S OWN PAPER

It was later re-written again as a Biggles story called

THE CASE OF THE EARLY BOY

and appeared in 1963 as the eleventh and final story  in

BIGGLES FLIES TO WORK

 

Published by

 

37.  THE DAIL MAIL BOYS ANNUAL (1963)

Associated Newspapers Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN-AIR

ADVENTURE

 STORIES FOR BOYS

featured one Biggles story by W. E. Johns called

THE CASE OF THE SUBMERGED AIRCRAFT

This story had already been published in 1958 as the second story in 

 

BIGGLES PRESSES ON

 

This story is not to be confused with THE CASE OF THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT from

BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE

which had been published in the similarly titled

ADVENTURE STORIES FOR BOYS

(see number 25 above)

OPEN-AIR

ADVENTURE

 STORIES FOR GIRLS

featured one story by W. E. Johns called

 

NOCTURNE AERONAUTIQUE

This story was not a Biggles story.  It was, however, a World War II story.  Brian Gray lands his hurricane to answer a signal by Morse code for help. Surprised to find an American lady, there are further surprises in store when Helen Cardell helps Gray out later.  This story was originally published in May 1950 as the seventh short story in the book

SHORT SORTIES

 

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Published by

38.  OPEN-AIR ADVENTURE STORIES FOR BOYS (1965)

Odhams Books Limited

39.  OPEN-AIR ADVENTURE STORIES FOR GIRLS (1965)

Odhams Books Limited

 

 

 

 

BIGGLES ANNUAL

featured one complete Biggles book by W. E. Johns called

THE PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED

which was published in an edited form in this annual.

The original book had been first published in 1963

 

BIGGLES AND THE PLANE THAT DISAPPEARED

 

This was the ONLY ever Biggles annual and featured the usual mix of factual articles, games and comic strips as was common in such annuals

 

NB - I have NOT included in this collection books such as

 

“THE BEDSIDE BOOK FOR CHILDREN (1949)”  published by Victor

 

Gollancz Ltd, which was an anthology which featured a chapter called

 

“Saving the Rubber” (on pages 172 to 174).  This was merely an extract

 

from BIGGLES DELIVERS THE GOODS (taken from pages 172 to 179)

 

 and so cannot be considered to be a SEPARATE story by W. E. Johns.

 

Neither have I included “STORY TROVE (1950)”.  published by Burke

 

 Publishing Company Ltd, which was an anthology which featured a

 

 chapter called “Frozen Gold” (on pages 182 to 191).  This was again,

 

 merely an extract from BIGGLES BREAKS THE SILENCE (taken from

 

 pages 65 to 77 in the original first edition).  I do provide a link to the DJ of

 

“MY BEST STORY FOR BOYS (1937)”

 

 published by Faber and Faber which was an anthology which featured a

 

 reprint of the Johns story “Questionable Cargo” on pages 366 to 381,

 

which  had first appeared in THE NEW BOOK OF THE AIR (1935)

(see Number 2 above).

 

 

 

Published by

 

 

40.  BIGGLES ANNUAL (1980)

World International

 

 

 

Publishing Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOYS OWN COMPANION  1959

featured “The Case of the Phone Box Murder

collected in “BIGGLES AND THE PIRATE TREASURE

 

THE BOYS OWN COMPANION 1960 – VOLUME 2

featured “The Case of the Flying Clown

collected in “BIGGLES AND THE PIRATE TREASURE

 

THE BOYS OWN COMPANION 1961 – VOLUME 3

featured “Biggles Chinese Puzzle

collected in “BIGGLES’ CHINESE PUZZLE

 

 

IF YOU CLICK HERE YOU WILL SEE SEVEN AIR ANNUALS PUBLISHED IN THE 1930s BY JOHN HAMILTON WHICH REPRINTED WORK BY W.E. JOHNS

 

RETURN TO THE MAIN W.E. JOHNS PAGE

 

The copyright in each annual is owned by the publisher as referred to above.  They own the copyright in all of the illustrations.

The copyright in all of W.E. Johns work is owned by the estate of W.E. Johns as represented by W. E. Johns (Publications) Limited.

This private limited company have appointed literary agent Pat White of Rogers Coleridge White to represent the interests of the estate.

This is a non-commercial non-profit making fan based web site purely for the information of fellow fans - no infringement of copyright is intended.

The intention of this web site is to encourage people to buy and read the works of William Earl Johns, one of the great authors of the 20th Century as

well as to keep his memory alive.  This web site also acts as an online museum where people can find out information about his lifetime’s work.