The Riddle of the Sands

The Riddle of the Sands

A Record of Secret Service


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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101498330
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

“This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery.” —Ian Fleming
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