The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

The Riddle of the Sands

byErskine Childers

Kobo ebook | December 30, 2014

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In the rough waters of the North Sea, two sailors fight to save Britain

Charles Carruthers is languishing in the crushing heat of a London summer when an old university chum named Davies throws him a lifeline, inviting him on a yachting expedition in the North Sea. It sounds like a lark, but Carruthers finds that the Dulcibella is hardly a yacht, and Davies’s trip is no pleasure cruise. Off the coast of the mysterious Frisian Islands, he has spotted a German fleet, supposedly engaged in hunting for buried treasure. Battling the elements, the two Englishmen find themselves surrounded by the German navy, which is using the fogs of the North Sea to disguise something monstrous—the Kaiser’s plot to launch a sneak attack on the British Isles.

Published more than a decade before World War I began, this groundbreaking spy novel inspired a young Winston Churchill to reinvigorate Britain’s naval defenses, and it remains just as stirring today.

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Title:The Riddle of the SandsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:MysteriousPress.com/Open RoadLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504001427

ISBN - 13:9781504001427

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from First class Absolutely first class. A brilliant adventure story, utterly believable. Childer's command of contemporary sailing techniques and equipment bring the story to life so well. I just wished it didn't have to end!
Date published: 2015-02-12