Biggles and the Menace from Space ¦ Biggles and the Tiger
'Thundering Chopsticks! - I've had an idea'; 'Gasp, Pant! - Hope they haven't loused up the Car!' Aficianados tell me that Captain Johns' characters have been changed very little in these new stories presented in cartoon format a la Tintin. The cliches, the improbabilities, the stereotypes they're all here in abundance. There is nothing very novel about these books yet somehow that doesn't matter: the spirit of the thing is escapism with selfless goodness and patriotism overcoming the relentless march of evil - a precept not to be sniffed at - By Jove! I shall include a few copies to encourage bookshop browsing.