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Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:35 pm
by Fairblue
by SaintedAunt » 23 Mar 2014, 13:34
OzBiggles1963 wrote:
Am I allowed to campaign for Flies South?
Anybody can campaign but personally, I won't be swayed :twisted:

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:35 pm
by Fairblue
Postby OzBiggles1963 » 25 Mar 2014, 12:20
SaintedAunt wrote:
OzBiggles1963 wrote:
Am I allowed to campaign for Flies South?
Anybody can campaign but personally, I won't be swayed :twisted:

And rightly so! :D It appears so far Cruise of the Condor & Flies East are neck & neck? :o

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:35 pm
by Fairblue
Postby Kismet » 25 Mar 2014, 12:26

I'm fascinated watching some books pull ahead. Not always the ones I'd have predicted either.

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:36 pm
by Fairblue
Postby saladin » 25 Mar 2014, 12:39

and i'm fascinated at some of the books getting even a solitary vote, lol. i guess it just shows, there's no such thing as a poor biggles book.

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:36 pm
by Fairblue
Postby OzBiggles1963 » 25 Mar 2014, 12:47
Kismet wrote:
I'm fascinated watching some books pull ahead. Not always the ones I'd have predicted either.

True...I made a rash prediction that Takes Charge should make top 3, but it is still in the top 5 I think! [where it should be. :yay: ]

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:02 pm
by Xenol1997
Don't know if I really deserve to take the poll at this time, since the number I have read is still so low, I still haven't got round to acquiring some of the popular favourites (Flies East, Fails to Return, etc).

I'm surprised to see some of the favourites I've read don't seem to receive as much love – 'Gets His Men' for example, which I think has all the elements of what I look for in a Biggles book!

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:29 pm
by Kismet
It proved to be impossible to transfer the votes from the previous forum so we have the comments on books here, but not the actual numbers who voted for each book.

It's thee, me and Fairblue who have voted so far this time round (I think. It might have been KK). I'm quite curious to see if the same books will be voted for this time around. It's absolutely fine to vote without having read all the books. You can always alter your votes at a later stage if you think you have found a more deserving candidate for your list of favourites.

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:59 pm
by kylie_koyote
Kismet wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:29 pm
It proved to be impossible to transfer the votes from the previous forum so we have the comments on books here, but not the actual numbers who voted for each book.

It's thee, me and Fairblue who have voted so far this time round (I think. It might have been KK). I'm quite curious to see if the same books will be voted for this time around. It's absolutely fine to vote without having read all the books. You can always alter your votes at a later stage if you think you have found a more deserving candidate for your list of favourites.
Yes I have voted too.

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:16 pm
by Fairblue
As I couldn't copy the results of the poll over from the old forum I have recreated them here. The figures in red are the number of votes cast for that book.

The list is in order of descending popularity.

  • Biggles Flies East (1935) 23
    The Camels Are Coming (1932) 22
    The Cruise of the Condor (1933) 22
    Biggles Fails to Return (1943) 21
    Biggles & Co (1936) 20
    The Black Peril (1935) 19
    Biggles in the Baltic (1940) 19
    Biggles Defies the Swastika (1941) 19
    Biggles in the Orient (1945) 17
    Biggles Learns to Fly (1935) 16
    Biggles Sweeps the Desert (1942) 15
    Biggles Delivers the Goods (1946) 14
    Biggles Buries a Hatchet (1958) 14
    Biggles Flies Again (1934) 13
    Biggles Goes to War (1938) 13
    Biggles Sees It Through (1941) 13
    Biggles Takes Charge (1956) 13
    Biggles of the Camel Squadron (1934) 12
    Sergeant Bigglesworth CID (1947) 12
    Biggles Foreign Legionnaire (1954) 12
    Biggles – Air Commodore (1937) 11
    Biggles – Secret Agent (1940) 11
    Biggles in the South Seas (1940) 11
    Biggles Looks Back (1965) 11
    Biggles in France (1935) 10
    Biggles Flies West (1937) 10
    Biggles Flies South (1938) 10
    Biggles in Spain (1939) 10
    Biggles in Borneo (1943) 10
    Biggles in the Terai (1966) 10
    Biggles Hits the Trail (1935) 9
    Biggles Takes a Holiday (1948) 9
    Biggles Flies North (1939) 8
    The Rescue Flight (1939) 7
    Biggles of 266 (1956) 7
    No Rest for Biggles (1956) 7
    Biggles – Charter Pilot (1943) 6
    Biggles in the Blue (1953) 6
    Biggles in the Gobi (1953) 6
    Biggles in Africa (1936) 5
    Biggles' Second Case (1948) 5
    Biggles Hunts Big Game (1948) 5
    Biggles and the Deep Blue Sea (1967) 5
    Biggles Air Ace: The Uncollected Stories (1999) 5
    Spitfire Parade (1941) 4
    Biggles Works It Out (1952) 4
    Biggles Follows On (1952) 4
    Biggles Pioneer Air Fighter (1954) 4
    Biggles and the Blue Moon (1965) 4
    Biggles Breaks the Silence (1949) 3
    Biggles Goes to School (1951) 3
    Biggles – Air Detective (1952) 3
    Biggles and the Black Raider (1953) 3
    Biggles Goes Home (1960) 3
    Biggles Takes a Hand (1963) 3
    Biggles and the Dark Intruder (1967) 3
    Biggles and the Little Green God (1969) 3
    Biggles Gets His Men (1950) 2
    Another Job for Biggles (1951) 2
    Biggles on the Home Front (1957) 2
    Biggles' Combined Operation (1959) 2
    Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy (1960) 2
    Biggles Goes Alone (1962) 2
    Orchids for Biggles (1962) 2
    Biggles Sets a Trap (1962) 2
    Biggles Takes It Rough (1963) 2
    Biggles and the Black Mask (1964) 2
    Biggles Investigates (1964) 2
    Biggles and the Plot That Failed (1965) 2
    Biggles Scores a Bull (1965) 2
    Biggles and the Gun Runners (1966) 2
    The Boy Biggles (1968) 2
    Biggles Sees Too Much (1970) 2
    Biggles Does Some Homework (1997) 2
    Biggles in the Jungle (1942) 1
    Biggles of the Special Air Police (1953) 1
    Biggles Cuts It Fine (1954) 1
    Biggles and the Pirate Treasure (1954) 1
    Biggles' Chinese Puzzle (1955) 1
    Biggles Makes Ends Meet (1957) 1
    Biggles Presses On (1958) 1
    Biggles on Mystery Island (1958) 1
    Biggles in Mexico (1959) 1
    Biggles and the Leopards of Zinn (1960) 1
    Biggles Forms a Syndicate (1961) 1
    Biggles and the Missing Millionaire (1961) 1
    Biggles' Special Case (1963) 1
    Biggles Sorts It Out (1967) 1
    Biggles and the Penitent Thief (1967) 1
    Biggles in the Underworld (1968) 1
    Biggles and the Noble Lord (1969) 1
    Biggles Takes the Case (1952) 0
    Biggles in Australia (1955) 0
    Biggles of the Interpol (1957) 0
    Biggles at the World's End (1959) 0
    Biggles and the Plane That Disappeared (1963) 0
    Biggles Flies to Work (1963) 0
    Biggles and the Lost Sovereigns (1964) 0
    Total votes : 618

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:14 pm
by Kismet
Great minds thinking alike! I was wondering about doing that.

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 pm
by Kismet
Xenol1997 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:02 pm


I'm surprised to see some of the favourites I've read don't seem to receive as much love – 'Gets His Men' for example, which I think has all the elements of what I look for in a Biggles book!
Gets his Men got two votes last time, so you're not alone in liking that one.

Sometimes it seems to depend on how old people were when they read certain books. Nostalgia makes some more popular.

Re: The Top Biggles Books (the ultimate poll)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:09 am
by RAAF Spitfire Girl
Kismet wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:29 pm
It proved to be impossible to transfer the votes from the previous forum so we have the comments on books here, but not the actual numbers who voted for each book.

It's thee, me and Fairblue who have voted so far this time round (I think. It might have been KK). I'm quite curious to see if the same books will be voted for this time around. It's absolutely fine to vote without having read all the books. You can always alter your votes at a later stage if you think you have found a more deserving candidate for your list of favourites.
I definitely voted on this new forum, Kismet :D

Just to make sure, after checking that my faves had been ticked previously, I went and hit "Submit Vote" again. Message said my vote had been cast.