BOOK WEDNESDAY : THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS

BOOK : THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS

INTRODUCTION:

The Riddle of the Sands is a book written by the author Robert Erskine Childers an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War in 1922. Erskine was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.

Childers was a Boer War veteran and was called back to active duty at the start of World War One.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea, two young adventurers-turned-spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England. The book written by Childers who himself served in the Royal Navy during World War I wrote the book largely as a wake-up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defences. 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 spy craft


“A keen wind from the west struck our faces, and as swiftly as it had come the fog rolled away from us, in one mighty mass, stripping clean and pure the starry dome of heaven”    ― Erskine ChildersThe Riddle of  Sands


MY OPNION:

In my opinion this book is well worth reading, and something you can easily get through during the fall months ahead. It is well written and has one interesting plot plus it is a bit of a different read considering the time, and era of when it was published.

END:

In conclusion it is a good book, and you should absolutely turn the page.

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