Riddle Of The Sands

Childers, Erskine

£8.99

When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip, the vision of a manned yacht quickly works its charm. The reality couldn’t be more different. If the boat is underwhelming, Davies’s ambition for their sailing trip is anything but. There has been suspicious German activity along the coast. The Medusa 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. Erskine Childers only novel, published in 1903, is considered the first modern spy novel.

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The first modern spy novel and a must-read for espionage junkies and fans of James Bond and John Le Carré.

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. But Carruthers hopes for a holiday are quickly dashed. There has been suspicious German activity along the coast. The Medusa, manned by the sinister Dollman, has already tried to destroy Davies. What are the Germans up to? Nothing less than a plot to invade Britain. And only these two courageous Englishmen can stop them.

Published in 1903, The Riddle of the Sands is considered the first modern spy novel.

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Weight 245 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xv, 326

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K