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New edition of Childers’ Riddle of the Sands

May 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A new edition of Erskine Childers’ great proto-spy story, set largely in a small centerboard sloop, is now available.
The Riddle of the Sands

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The Riddle of the Sands - authentic sailing mystery

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

For the nautical reader, authenticity is the most-striking element of Erskine Childers‘ spy story The Riddle of the Sands. Written in 1903 and set in the pre-WWI North Sea, the story follows two young sailors uncovering the secrets of the German navy, via their cruising in a modest centerboard sloop. Groundings, navigation, the cramped quarters, [...]

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