The Riddle Of The Sands by Erskine ChildersThe Riddle Of The Sands by Erskine Childers

The Riddle Of The Sands

byErskine Childers

Paperback | June 10, 2013

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A must-read for espionage junkies and 'chaps in scraps' fans.
     When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip the vision of a manned yacht, A1 scenery and excellent duck shooting quickly works its charm. Much to Carruther's disgust, the reality couldn't be more different. If the Dulcibella is distressingly underwhelming, Davies' ambition for their sailing trip is anything but. There has been suspicious German activity along the coast. The Medusa, manned by the sinister Dollman, has already tried to destroy him. Why should anyone want to kill Davies? What are the Germans trying to hide? Nothing less than a plot to invade Britain. And only these two courageous Englishmen can stop them.

     The Riddle of the Sands is Erskine Childers only novel. Published in 1903 it is considered the first modern spy novel.
ERSKINE CHILDERS lived a life as adventurous as his novel. Born in London in 1870 but orphaned when he was six, he was brought up by an uncle and aunt in the large Irish country-house. He was known to be incredibly patriotic and became an equally fervent supporter of Irish independence. He ended his life in front of an Irish firing-squ...
Title:The Riddle Of The SandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.94 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099582791

ISBN - 13:9780099582793