This classic tale of sea adventure was published in 1903. It follows a daring investigation by two men who make the terrifying discovery of a carefully laid plan for the invasion of England.
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While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. Written by Childers--who served in the Royal Navy during World War I--as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses, "The Riddle of the Sands accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since, praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft.From the Back Cover:
“This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery.” —Ian Fleming
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Descrizione libro New English Library Ltd. paperback. Condizione libro: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, tanned edges, shows signs of shelfwear, bend in cover, cover is different to the one on Amazon, 287 pages. Excerpt: . send you a warp.' It was impossible to refuse, but a sense of being personally conducted again oppressed me; and the last hope of a bed in the inn vanished. Davies was none too effusive either. A tug meant a pilot, and he had had enough of them. 'He objects to towage on principle,' I said. 'Just like him!' laughed the other. 'That's settled, then!' A dogcart was standing before the inn door in readiness for von Brüning. I was curious about Esens and his business there. Esens, he said, was the principal town of the district, four miles inland. 'I have to go there,' he volunteered, 'about a poaching case. Codice libro della libreria 15672
Descrizione libro NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY, 1978. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 283985127