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The Riddle of the Sands
     

The Riddle of the Sands

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by Robert Erskine Childers
 

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One of the earliest spy thriller novels, The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service was written in 1903 by Irish author Robert Erskine Childers. Charles Carruthers, a minor British Foreign Office official, is recruited by an acquaintance to a top secret mission to foil a German invasion plan. The book was somewhat prescient, being published a decade

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One of the earliest spy thriller novels, The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service was written in 1903 by Irish author Robert Erskine Childers. Charles Carruthers, a minor British Foreign Office official, is recruited by an acquaintance to a top secret mission to foil a German invasion plan. The book was somewhat prescient, being published a decade before the outbreak of the First World War.

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ISBN-13:
9781781667293
Publisher:
Andrews UK
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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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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.