The Riddle of the Sands (Illustrated)

The Riddle of the Sands (Illustrated)

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by Erskine Childers
     
 

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A story set in the background of inshore sailing and evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue that was soon to lead to war.

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A story set in the background of inshore sailing and evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue that was soon to lead to war.

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ISBN-13:
9781300397922
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/23/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,001,367
File size:
1 MB

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The Riddle of the Sands 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Bert-Munson More than 1 year ago
If you are used to reading spy novels by modern authors such as Ken Follett, you will find "The Riddle of the Sands" a bit slow. It is interesting from an historical perspective because it was one of the first spy novels published, (second only to Kipling's "Kim", I understand) and because of the British characters' concern about the threat of war with Germany when the book was published, about 1910. The characters operate in German waters by sailing yacht, and there is much about boating, navigation, and sailing, so if you are a sailor, you might enjoy that aspect of the book. I thought the book was worth reading even if it was not spellbinding. Merton Munson
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Very interesting
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Ok (;
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Watched in anger but did nothing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stared in interest then nodded and ran back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
StormStar hissed, quickly picking up the kitten, running back to camp.