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The Riddle Of The Sands
Erskine Childers

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Jul 15, 2014
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 432
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350098684
Price : 399

About the book

Timeless stories of adventure and daring. Thrilling reads. Addictive page-turners. The original bestsellers, now classics in their own right. The most popular fiction down the ages brought back as limited edition collectibles in the Retro Revivals series.

What two amateur adventurers thought would be a leisurely sailing trip on the Baltic Sea turns into something unanticipated and sinister. There is suspicious activity on the German coast, where the voyagers-turned-spies begin to explore an unknown and mysterious site. But it seems as if there is a deeper secret hidden in the sandbanks and lowlands - one which can destroy the future of Great Britain.

A vivid account of Germany's preparations to invade England, released at a time when tensions between the two countries were building, The Riddle of the Sands captured the imagination of generations of readers with its nautical action and enthralling spycraft.

Published in 1903, this novel is regarded as the first modern spy thriller. It enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I and remains a must-read for espionage-lovers and sailing junkies. It has been made into both a film and a TV series.

Unputdownable . . . a classic British adventure story that influenced both John Buchan and Ken Follett.' -Observer
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Erskine Childers

Robert Erskine Childers (1870-1922), was born in Ireland into an Anglo-Irish family. Educated at Cambridge, he worked at the House of Commons before volunteering at the outbreak of the South Afri...(+)
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