Alfred Sindall

The following books are all part of the “Air Adventure Series” by A. & C. Black, Ltd., issued in Britain in the 1930s: Jack Heming – The Desert Air Raider; Jack Heming – The Air Dope Hunters; Jack Heming – The Air Spies; John Grant – The Lion of the Frontier; M.E. Miles – Sea-Plane Base; Dorothy Carter – Flying Dawn. Each book contained four black and white plates by Alfred Sindall, ‘a very familiar name to Biggles collectors’. For example, Sindall illustrated the fictional book Captain WE Biggles Defies the Swastika in 1950. A ‘master craftsman of the adventure comic strip’ by the 1960s, designing ‘Tug Transom’ for the UK’s Daily Sketch.

Information collated from: Anderson, D., Narnia Books, Canada, Message posted,, written May 7 2000, accessed October 4 2003; Pioneer Books, ‘Fair List 1’,, accessed October 4 2003;, ‘Art by Alfred Sindall’,, accessed October 4 2003