By John Pearson
For over fifty years James Biggles worthy, D.S.O., D.F.C., M.C., has flown the skies. The legendary ace to finish all flying aces, the fearless pilot of every thing from Sop with Camels to the earliest jets, he emerged with glory from devilish scrapes all around the world.Yet previously Biggles has usually been visible as a storybook comic strip. A dashed advantageous chap, definitely. yet now not the extreme guy he quite was once. right here, for the 1st time, is an perception into the 'real' guy who made those adventures attainable. John Pearson has unravelled the lacking strands in Biggles' lifestyles; delving vigorously into topics that have been as soon as taboo.Why did Biggles by no means marry? What used to be the reality approximately his tragic past love? And what have been Biggles' actual regrets and frustrations as he attempted to return to phrases with a swiftly constructing global in peacetime? the reality - see you later hidden in the back of a stiff higher lip and an both stiff purple gin within the Officers' Mess - is eventually printed.
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Biggles: The Authorized Biography by John Pearson