Book 4: Biggles and the Deep Blue Sea by Captain W.E. Johns
James Bigglesworth, known throughout the world as Biggles, is the protagonist in a series of books by Captain W.E. Johns, an RFC veteran of the First World War.
Biggles, a seemingly slow-aging character started his career in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I and continued to have adventures with his colleagues Algy, Ginger and Bertie throughout the inter-war years, during WWII and in the post war years where they became a special Air Police unit working out of Scotland Yard. It is in this period in the early 50s that this particular book is set. Biggles and Algy are sent to a tiny British owned island in the Indian Ocean to investigate reports of an unidentified aircraft spotted flying towards the island. There they find a mysterious Brit and come into conflict with Hashish smugglers, a giant squid and a shark.
This is a classic Biggles book. It’s all good. 8/10
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