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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service. Erskine Childers… (original 1903; edition 2008)
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The shadow in the sands : being an account of the cruise of the yacht Gloria in the Frisian Islands in the April of 1903, and the conclusion of the events described by Erskine Childers in his narrative The riddle of the sands by Sam Llewellyn
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140621431, Paperback)Childers' lone masterpiece, "The Riddle of the Sands", considered the first modern spy thriller, is recognizable as the brilliant forerunner of the realism of Graham Greene and John le Carre. Its unique flavor comes from its fine characterization, richly authentic background of inshore sailing and vivid evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue that was soon to lead to war.
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The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War and is a classic of spy fiction.
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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