A best seller since 1903. A gripping plot, set in the Waddenzee between the Frisian Islands and the German and Dutch mainland, where two amateur sailors find themselves pitched against the secret forces of Imperial Germany.
'One of the most famous of all thrillers, and one of the best of all sea stories.'
'No yachting novel has yet appeared to compare with Riddle of the Sands.'
Glasgow Evening News
234 x 156 mm | 260 pp | ISBN 085036 476 0 | £9.95 SBSH hbk
A Novel of World War II
A powerful novel of action, intrigue, horror and suspense, set in June 1940. A British commando team sneaks into Amsterdam and, from under the nose of the Wehrmacht, steals the Dutch crown treasure from the Royal Palace and prepares to whisk it back to England. The story involves a galaxy of unforgettable characters and the sometimes chilling humour with which it is told is softened by a note of tenderness in the form of the Beatrice Maud, a sailing vessel whose actual participation in the Dunkirk evacuation touched the lives of many people.
229 x 149 mm | 288 pp | ISBN 1 57409 116 6 | £ 12.99 SH pbk
A gripping novel of the sea, set in the waters of the Western Isles.
'There are few "hands on" yachting thrillers and even fewer with a convincing plot. This one reads like a modern day Riddle of the Sands and deserves to become a classic.'
216 x 138 mm | 388 pp | ISBN 0 85036 437 X | £12.95 SB hbk
216 x 138 mm | 400 pp | ISBN 1 57409 114 X | £10.95 SB pbk
To the captains of the great tea clippers sailing from China to England, only one thing mattered: to be first home. To some, like Captain 'Cracker Jack' Kemball of the Erl King, it mattered so much that they would lay bets against rival captains. Sailing from Shanghai in 1869, he races Captain Richards of the Seawitch to London. The wager is his daughter's hand in marriage.
'The author confirms yet again that he is a master storyteller. Who better than a sailor to spin a good sea yarn.'
The Nautical magazine
216 x 138 mm | 272 pp | ISBN 1 57409 080 1 | £10.95 SB pbk
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