Tag: Captain W. E. Johns

Biggles Hits the Trail

Biggles Hits the Trail by Captain W. E. Johns (Oxford University Press, 1941) Biggles has dated into problematic territory, particularly in how Johns depicts ‘uncivilised’ (though clearly in this case not unintelligent) people. Assumptions of superiority notwithstanding, this is a roaring, peril-filled, page-turner of an adventure, predicated Jules Verne style around a real-world speculative element.