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- DescriptionWhen Charles Carruthers receives a letter from a university friend Arthur Davies asking if he wants to join him yachting in the Frisian Islands off the rthern coast of Germany, he envisions a pleasant holiday from his job in the Foreign Office. Upon arriving, he finds that the 'yacht' is a converted life boat with other crew other than the two of them, and that his friend's plan is to chart the channels and islands of the shore against the possibility of war with Germany. As the season advances and the weather worsens, it becomes clear that there is a deeper secret hidden in the off shore islands, and forces that will do anything to stop Carruthers and Davies from discovering the answer to The Riddle of the Sands!
- Author BiographyAbout the Author Robert Erskine Childers (June 25, 1870-November 24, 1922) was born in Mayfair London, the son of British Orientalist Robert Ceasar Childers. When his father died, he went to live with his mother's family in Annamoe, County Wicklow, Ireland. He was schooled at Haileybury College and received his degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. Forced by an injury to give up sports like rugby he took to rowing and sailing. His summer yachting adventures in the Frisian Islands served as the background for his novel The Riddle of the Sands. He served as an artilleryman in the Boer War and as a reserve naval officer during World War I. He also became involved in Irish politics and the quest for Irish home rule. When it was decided that the Irish Free State would not include the northern counties he joined the Republican cause. This lead to his eventual arrest and execution on the charge of possessing an illegal weapon, a pistol given him by Michael Collins. His son Erskine Hamilton Childers became the fourth president of the Irish Republic.
- Author(s)Erskine Childers
- PublisherResurrected Press
- Date of Publication21/04/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintResurrected Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight513 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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