BIGGLES FLIES AGAIN

THE BOYS’ FRIEND LIBRARY PUBLICATION

Number 630 – Cover dated 7th July 1938

 

This book was originally published as a first edition by John Hamilton in August 1934.

The story was serialised in “The Modern Boy” in eight parts, from issue 377, dated 27th April 1935

to issue 384, dated 15th June 1935.  The story “Fair Cargo” was NOT published in “The Modern Boy”

amongst those eight parts, but that chapter IS published in this Boys’ Friend Library version of the book.

 

 

WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

 

 

This publication ran to 100 pages if you count the front cover as page 1 and the back page as page 100

Although it was actually numbered from the inner first page to the inner last page as pages 1 to 96

 (The cover itself was unnumbered but previous issues had referred to those pages i, ii, iii and iv.  This issue didn’t.)

 

 

I obtained my Boy’s Friend Library version of Biggles Flies Again on Thursday 28th January 2016,

 

As so few people have actually seen a copy of this, I have put some photos up to show what it was really like

 

 

The inner front cover looked like this.

 

 

The frontispiece used here was a larger version of the small illustration of Biggles often used in the “The Modern Boy

 

 

“Biggles Flies Again” only ran until page 74.  From page 75 onwards there was a story called “Sky Hawks!”

The author is uncredited.  Could this be W.E. Johns??  The story does make reference to Biggles

See the highlight below.

 

 

 

“Sky Hawks” ran to page 94 (with a final part on page 96).  On pages 95 and 96 was an article called “Tornadoes!” 

 

 

 

On the rear back cover was an advert for three other editions of “The Boys’ Friend Library”.

 

 

 

And finally, the back cover itself looked like this

 

 

 

 

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