The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

Synopsis

One of the first great spy novels, The Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War. Bored with his life in London, a young man accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the North Sea. A vivid exploration of the mysteries of seamanship, the story builds in excitement as these two young adventurers discover a German plot to invade England.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1981