Biggles facts for kids
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|First appearance||"The White Fokker" (1932)|
|Last appearance||Biggles Air Ace: The Uncollected Stories (1999)|
|Created by||W. E. Johns|
|Portrayed by||Neville Whiting
|Full name||James Bigglesworth|
|Family||Charles Bigglesworth (brother)|
|Relatives||Algernon Lacey (cousin)|
|Nationality||English (raised in British India)|
James Bigglesworth, nicknamed "Biggles", is a fictional pilot and adventurer, the title character and hero of the Biggles series of adventure books, written for young readers by W. E. Johns (1893–1968). Biggles made his first appearance in the story The White Fokker, published in the first issue of Popular Flying magazine and again as part of the first collection of Biggles stories, The Camels Are Coming (both 1932). Johns continued to write "Biggles books" until his death in 1968, the series eventually spanning nearly a hundred volumes – including novels and short story collections – most of the latter with a common setting and time.
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