Biggles and the Lost Sovereigns by W. E. Johns was first published in 1964 by Brockhampton. There have been 6 subsequent editions in the English language. From 1978 onwards, Knight Books reissued the novel in paperback under the title "Biggles and the Lost Treasure. The events in the book take place in Southeast Asia, mainly in the Mergui Archipelago of Burma (now Myanmar).
Note: The sections below contain spoilers. In particular, the plot subpage (click here) has an extended summary of the narrative in the book
The Special Air PoliceEdit
- Air Commodore Raymond
- Ginger Hebblethwaite
- Bertie Lissie
Friends and alliesEdit
- marine aircraft base - Johns probably meant RAF Seletar
- Mergui Archipelago
- Penang Airport - refueling and resupply
Other Research NotesEdit
References to the pastEdit
- Biggles reminds Air Commodore Raymond about the events in Biggles – Air Commodore and mentions Elephant Island. He also mentions this event to Captain Macdonald.
- Ginger doesn't want to be trapped by a rising tide. He mentions his unpleasant experience in Biggles Takes It Rough.
- Biggles says he knows about tigers, and Bertie is nervous about them. But there's no mention that they shot a tiger together in Biggles Goes Home.
- Surprisingly, there's no mention of the events in Biggles Delivers the Goods which also take place in the Mergui Archipelago. Biggles even visited Victoria Point in that book.