Riddle of the Sands
By E. Childers
“the first modern thriller”, The Riddle of the Sands is the best-known sailing narrative and a true classic. It was recently ranked 37th in The Observer’s list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the past 300 years. Winston Churchill even credited it for the Admiralty’s decision to build naval bases in Scapa Flow.
The Riddle of the Sands tells the story of two young men on a sailing trip to the islands off the Dutch coast who discover a secret German naval base, and an enemy armada preparing to invade England.
Pb. 198x129mm 288pp b/w maps and photos