The Riddle of the Sands (Real Reads)

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"It seems pretty clear to me that sooner or later we'll be at war with Germany, whether we like it or not"

Carruthers is looking forward to a relaxing holiday when he sets off for the Baltic Sea. Instead he finds himself at the centre of a complicated and deadly plot.

Will Carruthers and his friend Arthur Davies discover why the sinister and mysterious Herr Dollman is so interested in their little yacht, the ...

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Overview

"It seems pretty clear to me that sooner or later we'll be at war with Germany, whether we like it or not"

Carruthers is looking forward to a relaxing holiday when he sets off for the Baltic Sea. Instead he finds himself at the centre of a complicated and deadly plot.

Will Carruthers and his friend Arthur Davies discover why the sinister and mysterious Herr Dollman is so interested in their little yacht, the Dulcibella? What does Clara Dollman know about her father's plans?

Some secret scheme has brought Commander von BrĂ¼ning of the Imperial German Navy to the East Frisian Islands. Can Carruthers and Davies solve the riddle of the sands?

Real Reads are retellings of great literature from around the world, each fitted into a 64-page book. Our books make classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906230685
  • Publisher: Real Reads
  • Publication date: 3/15/2014
  • Series: Real Reads Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 770,069
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ERSKINE CHILDERS (1870-1922) was a soldier, government clerk, novelist and politician. He became a strident advocate for Irish nationalism and was executed for smuggling arms into Ireland.

SARAH WIMPERIS began painting at a very early age as a result of family influences and an inability to spell. She studied fine art at Falmouth School of Art, exhibited with the Portal Gallery, then travelled the world, including China, Russia, Israel and Norway, painting all the way. She returned to Cornwall, raised a lot of children, painted murals for a while, then became a professional illustrator. Since 2008 she has exhibited regularly at the Beside the Wave Gallery in Falmouth, which she now manages.

TONY EVANS started his career as a high school English teacher, and has a Masters Degree in Literary Research from Lancaster University. After working as a Deputy Headteacher in Bristol he became a school inspector and educational consultant, based in Leeds. He is now a full-time writer and lives with his wife in the Yorkshire Dales. Tony has a particular interest in Victorian literature and culture. His publications include a collection of detective stories set in late nineteenth century England, as well as co-authorship of a book on steam locomotives and several books in the Real Reads series of re-told classics.

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