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Biggles Goes to War

Author : W E Johns
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The escort fell in on either side of the prisoners, and at a word of command the party moved forward. Down the corridor it marched, and through an open door into a grim-looking courtyard. Across this it proceeded, and came to a halt against a wall on the far side.-Biggles glanced at the sky. It was just turning pink with the first flush of dawn. 'If Ginger is going to do the rescue act, he hasn't got much time left.' He observed calmly.-Algy said nothing. His face was pale. In the uneasy atmosphere of Europe between the two World Wars, Biggles, Algy and Ginger are persuaded to defend a small middle European country from an aggressive neighbour backed up by an unnamed Big Power.

British Children s Fiction in the Second World War

Author : Owen Dudley Edwards
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What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. This time was unique for British children--parental controls were often relaxed if not absent, and the radio and reading assumed greater significance for most children than they had in the more structured past or were to do in the more crowded future. Owen Dudley Edwards discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. British literature is placed in a wider context through a consideration of what British writing reached the USA, and vice versa, and also through an exploration of wartime Europe as it was shown to British children. Questions of leadership, authority, individualism, community, conformity, urban-rural division, ageism, class, race, and gender awareness are explored. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over 100 writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the war broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently. Concerned with the effects of the war as a whole on what children could read during the war and what they made of it, he reveals the implications of this for the world they would come to inhabit.

Biggles of the Fighter Squadron

Author : W E Johns
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PERIL IN THE SKIES! Well into the later stages of the First World War, Biggles and his fellow flyers are struggling to maintain supremacy over the enemy pilots determined to shoot them down. In this game of cunning, they must use all their wit and skill to stay ahead of the fight against the German air force but will Biggles’ daring and bold schemes keep them alive in such treacherous skies? Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on another action packed adventure!

Literary Afterlife

Author : Bernard A. Drew
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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer’s real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer’s name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author’s unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and “biographies” of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author’s characters.

Gimlet Goes to War W E Johns

Author : W. E. Johns
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Another all-action boys' adventure hero from 'Biggles' author Captain W.E. Johns, 'Gimlet Goes to War' features four stories set during the Second World War.

British Children s Writers 1914 1960

Author : Clark Layman Bruccoli
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Essays on authors and poets in this volume represent some of the best-known writers of children's literature in the twentieth century. This period is marked by certain characteristics, such as stories of groups of children bonded together, the emergence of strong female protagonists, the "career books", and a consciously subdued presence of pain and suffering. Many of these works are valued for the window they provided upon a culture now gone.

Something about the Author

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World War I Aviation

Author : James Philip Noffsinger
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This work contains annotated listings of books in French, German and Italian as well as a greatly expanded section of books in English covering the period from 1914 to 1994, which includes privately printed books and limited editions

World War I Aviation Books in English

Author : James Philip Noffsinger
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Twentieth century Science fiction Writers

Author : Curtis C. Smith
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Sequels

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Stock List of Junior Fiction for Libraries

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Sequels

Author : Thomas Alfred
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General Catalogue of Printed Books

Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
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General Catalogue

Author : Oxford University Press
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Twentieth century Science Fiction Writers

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John Betjeman

Author : William S. Peterson
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Provides information on the works of British author John Betjeman (1906-1984), compiled by Steve Phillips. Includes photographs, a bibliography, a FAQ section, online texts, and a description of the Betjeman Society. Links to related sites.

The Library World

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The New Statesman and Nation

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New Library World

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