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by Marinette
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Individual Biggles books
Topic: Biggles in Africa
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Biggles in Africa

I kind of like it this way :-)

And at least they're not naked :wink:
by Marinette
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Individual Biggles books
Topic: Biggles in Africa
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Biggles in Africa

I now have a picture of Biggles and co wandering around the flat as they wait for their turn at the bathroom in their undies. Thank you, Marinette. Lots of saggy cotton and silk as elastic technology was much less developed back then. I need more coffee. Ok, so this is how Victor Hubinon, Belgian c...
by Marinette
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Individual Biggles books
Topic: Biggles in Africa
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Biggles in Africa

Now that you say that, when I was in the Navy I shared a 4-bed room "en suite" with a smaller room with three washbasins with two other volunteers (girls, obviously). We would use it at the same time, mostly in our underwear.
by Marinette
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Ginger
Topic: Ginger Fans
Replies: 42
Views: 868

Re: Ginger Fans

I'd say Biggles has suffered being a teenager when he started fighting during WWI and he's trying to protect Ginger going through the same rough times...
by Marinette
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Ginger
Topic: Ginger Fans
Replies: 42
Views: 868

Re: Ginger Fans

Well, wouldn't you protect your 15 year old (going on 30)? ;-)
by Marinette
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Ginger
Topic: Ginger Fans
Replies: 42
Views: 868

Re: Ginger Fans

In Spain really sets the character, I think. Plus we get to see Ginger really on his own when he is fighting with the volunteers. Now that I have read Black Peril and the novels after, I will probably re-read it with more context. And also, at the beginning, on the ship, Biggles tries to protect Gin...
by Marinette
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Writing discussion and help
Topic: Fanfics and writing?
Replies: 48
Views: 1184

Re: Fanfics and writing?

by Lycaea » 30 Jul 2013, 11:36 Jennifer wrote: Wodehouse? Are you a Bertie Wooster fan? I can’t decide whether I prefer the Bertie Wooster series or the Blandings books - and Lord Ickenham isn’t half bad either. :cheers: But Bertie W is certainly great fun! I’m convinced Johns has borrowed a lot fr...
by Marinette
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Algy Takes A Hand
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Algy Takes A Hand

:mex:

Go Ginger! ;-)
by Marinette
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Individual Biggles books
Topic: Biggles in Africa
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Biggles in Africa

Thanks Kismet and Kylie_koyote. This is exactly the kind of subtlety that I still find hard to catch when reading in English and in pages like these they define the characters.
by Marinette
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Individual Biggles books
Topic: Biggles in Africa
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Biggles in Africa

Ok, so I've started Africa Today, and I'm glad to see it's not only my vivid imagination when reading in a foreign language. I actually deducted from the "shining faces" part that they might have shaved together, as men did in the 30s before going down to breakfast, and to Biggles disappointment the...
by Marinette
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Ginger
Topic: Ginger Fans
Replies: 42
Views: 868

Re: Ginger Fans

My first all took place during WWII, and I loved them mostly thanks to him. Also, he reminds me strongly of another red-head that I love in another fiction, Buck Danny's friend Sonny Tuckson (not sure if this is translated into English).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Danny
by Marinette
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Biggles Comics and Graphic Books
Topic: Biggles - Titans du pacifique
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Biggles - Titans du pacifique

I know the topic is getting old, but I can confirm what Fairblue said. It is part of the "Biggles présente" series, historical facts/characters introduced by Biggles.
by Marinette
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Duplicates
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Duplicates

I have two copies (fun fact: this would be a "doublon" in French, just like the doubloon in Flies West) of the following titles: - Biggles flies North - Biggles of the special air police - Biggles sorts it out Nothing fancy (paperback, recent editions). If it can be of use to anyone. [Edit]I am not ...
by Marinette
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Biggles and the Approaching Storm
Replies: 152
Views: 3907

Re: Biggles and the Approaching Storm

Foolscap, this is really amazing!
by Marinette
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft, Aviation, Transport
Topic: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Biggles Goes to War – Aircraft

Thanks a lot Xenol for this great work !! I have finished reading Goes to war about a week ago. It's nice to have an idea of what the planes could be like!
by Marinette
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Ginger
Topic: Ginger Fans
Replies: 42
Views: 868

Re: Ginger Fans

I really love Ginger. He is the mad one, reckless and totally selfless. Sometimes it looks as if he were the only one with feelings - Biggles is sooo busy being a hero ;-)

I haven't read anything after WWII for now, however, so I don't know if it changes afterwards.

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