The Riddle of the Sands
When Carruthers, a low-grade civil servant, accepts an invitation from his sometime friend Davies to go on a sailing holiday in the Baltic ocean, the last thing he expects to be drawn into is an international web of deceit, espionage, and riddle solving. But that is exactly what he gets.
Released a decade before the outbreak of the First World War, The Riddle of the Sands inspired a generation of spy and thriller novelists, including John le Carré, John Buchan, and Geoffrey Household.
It heightened public concerns regarding Britain’s military unpreparedness and ominously presaged the conflict between the nations – as well as being a ripping good yarn.
- A forerunner of the spy and thriller genre.
- Childers features as the scarcely disguised Davies.
- Page-turning tour de force.
Reminds me of scene in 'Riddle of the Sands' where the 2 protagonists walk on a sandbank at night - for exercise!! https://t.co/3pTR84qJFv
Reminds me of scene in 'Riddle of the Sands' where the 2 protagonists walk on a sandbank at night - for exercise!! https://t.co/3pTR84qJFv— The North Beyond (@PMScrayfield) July 8, 2016