The Riddle of the Sands (Paperback)

By 

Erskine Childers

  (Author),

Geoffrey Household

  (Foreword by)

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The Riddle of the Sands Book Description

A simple invitation to join his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic is the beginning of an extraordinary and dangerous adventure for the bored and worldly but clever Carruthers. As the two of them navigate the waters and treacherous, shifting sands of the Frisian Islands on board the Dulcibella, it is soon clear to Carruthers that Davies has more on his mind than a little duck shooting. As they encounter danger at every turn, Carruthers warms to his courageous and brave-hearted friend and through him begins to discover new strengths within himself and a sense of moral purpose. Sounding a warning of the dangers of a German invasion of Britain across the North Sea, Childers's gripping tale of espionage received immediate critical acclaim when it was published in 1903 and today retains its preeminent place in the genre.

About the Author :

Erskine Childers has contributed to The Riddle of the Sands as an author. Childers retired in 1989 as Senior Adviser to the UN Direcotr-General for Development and International Economic Cooperation after 22 years as a UN civil servant.

Geoffrey Household has contributed to The Riddle of the Sands . Geoffrey Household (1900--1988) was born in Bristol and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He worked all over the world, including Eastern Europe, the US, the Middle East and South America as, among other things, a banker, a salesman, and an encyclopedia writer. He served in British intelligence in World War II. His other works include "A Rough Shoot, Watcher in the Shadows, Rogue Justice" and an autobiography, "Against the Wind,"

Book Details


Title: The Riddle of the Sands
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: Erskine Childers, Geoffrey Household
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

0141181656

EAN:

9780141181653

No. of Pages: 336
Publish Date: 2000-4-1
Binding: Paperback
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to India, Sri Lanka.

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