The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
A Record of Secret Service

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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.


About Erskine Childers

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ERSKINE CHILDERS (1870–1922) was an expert yachtsman whose sailing experiences were fictionalized in The Riddle of the Sands. An Irish nationalist, he was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War.ERSKINE C. CHILDERS is the great-grandson of the author. He has worked in advertising and photography.
Published January 25, 2011 by Penguin Classics. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Travel, History, Crime, Romance, Horror. Non-fiction

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