The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub


  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Riddle of the Sands
  • Erskine Childers
  • English
  • 15 February 2019
  • 0812966147

10 thoughts on “The Riddle of the Sands

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubI have read of men who, when forced by their calling to live for long periods in utter solitude save for a few black faces have made it a rule to dress regularly for dinner in order to maintain their self respect and prevent a relapse into barbarism It was in some such spirit, with an added touch of self consciousness, that, at seven o clock in the evening of September 23 in recent years, I was making my evening toilet in my chambers in Pall Mall I thought the date and the placed justified I have read of men who,


  2. Paul Paul says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands Epub2.5 stars rounded upThis novel is quite an oddity a very early example of the spy genre and very influential amongst later writers like Le Carre, Follett and Fleming and comparable to Haggard and Buchan Its author a traditional example of the stuff that made the Empire Of course, nothing is that simple and Childers went from being an ardent supporter of the British Empire, serving in the Boer War and being decorated in the First World War to being an ardent supporter of Irish independence 2.5 stars rounded upThis novel is quite an oddity a very early example of the spy genre and very influential amongst later writers like Le Carre, Follett and Fleming and comparable to Haggard and Buchan Its author a traditional exa


  3. David David says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubErskine Childers was shot by firing squad during the Irish civil war in 1922 According to Wikipedia, his last words were a joke at the expense of his executioners Take a step or two forward, lads It will be easier that way His son was subsequently elected fourth president of Ireland in an upset election in the 1970 s, sadly to die in office a year or so later Whatever the circumstances of his life and death, this story is a cracking good read , one of the earliest novels in the genre of s Erskine Childers was shot b


  4. Jill Hutchinson Jill Hutchinson says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubThe short book is usually considered the first, if not one of the first, spy thrillers That is not usually my genre but it always appears on the lists of great mystery books, so I thought I should give it a try Written in 1903, it tells a story which is a precursor to WWI in which German agents are attempting to learn the military secrets of Britain Carruthers, a lower level clerk in the Foreign Office is invited on a sailing cruise by a friend and the first part of the story is dedicated t The short book is usually considered the first, if not one of the first, spy thrillers That is not usually my genre but it always appears


  5. Emma Emma says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubIt s often credited with being the first spy novel, but The Riddle of the Sands was a rather dull affair We follow two Englishmen in 1901 as they sail around Germany and stumble into a German plot The book had a very strong focus on sailing and a lot of text was spent describing yachting It seemed like the action didn t kick off until 2 3s of the way through the book and when it did,we were faced with walls and walls of text I managed to stumble through to the end but this book really wasn t It s often credited with being the first spy novel, but The Riddle of the Sands was a rather dull affair We follow two Englishmen in 1901 as they sail around Germany and stumble into a German plot The book had a very strong focus on sailing and a lot of text wa


  6. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands Epub As for the other two, the girl when I saw her next, in her short boating skirt and tam o shanter, was a miracle of coolness and pluck But for her I should never have got him away And ah how good it was to be out in the wholesome rain again, hurrying to the harbour with my two charges, hurrying them down the greasy ladder to that frail atom of English soil, their first guerdon of home and safety The Riddle of the Sands is often hailed as the original spy novel that laid the gro


  7. Cphe Cphe says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubA bit misleading, the cover of this historical thriller Initially thought that this novel was set in Egypt instead of the German Coast pre WW1 Found this to b


  8. Shovelmonkey1 Shovelmonkey1 says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubI read this book because I totally thought it was about something else This is what happens when you see a book on a list, in this case the 1001 books to read before you die list, and run off at a tangent because it has the word sand in the title Did I pause to read the 1001BTRBYD entry concerning this book Nope I bought it in a second hand store, motored home and curled up on the sofa with the vague and woolly notion of getting some sort of desert based mystery, possibly with an archaeolo I read this book because I totally thought it was about something else This is what happens when you see a book on a list, in this case the 1001 books to read before you die list, and run off at a tangent because it has the word sand in the title Did I pause to read the 1001BTRBYD entry concerning this book Nope I


  9. Alan Alan says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubThis is a gripping, fascinating account of sailing and running aground on the sandbars of the marshy reaches in Frisia and Holland I read this maybe a dozen years ago, after I had crewed on the midnight watch watch and watch, four hours each coming up from Jacksonville, FLA to Westport, MA And I had crewed for a week in Penobscot Bay, ME, where I learned from charts that Maine has 3500 islands and they all look alike, though


  10. Jane Jane says:

    The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubThis book and the movie adaptation was much loved in my family home Childers wrote it pre WWI and it s based on a sailing trip he took around the Frisian sands.The book is told from Carruther s perspective He is wasting away summer in London s Foreign Office when he receives a missive from an old university friend, Davies, who is sailing in the Baltic Sea and is in desperate need of supplies Cheered up with the thought of spending a few weeks pleasure cruising, Carruthers packs his trunks This book and the movie adaptation was much loved in my family home Childers wrote it pre WWI and it s based on a sailing trip he took around the Frisian


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About the Author: Erskine Childers

The Riddle of the Sands PDF/EPUB ↠ of the Epub riddle kindle, sands epub, The Riddle mobile, of the book, The Riddle of the SandsRiddle of the free, The Riddle of the Sands EpubRobert Erskine Childers DSC, universally known as Erskine of the Epub Ú Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish The Riddle eBook ✓ Free State during the Irish Civil War in He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton ChildersChilders was a Boer War veteran and Riddle of the PDF/EPUB é was called back to active duty at the start of World War One.