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    The Book on One - 21-25 April

    The Book on One 21-25 April

    'The Riddle of the Sands' by Erskine Childers

     The Book on One this week features a book described as ‘the first modern thriller’. First published in 1903, ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ by Erskine Childers is a tale of espionage about two friends, Carruthers and Davies, whose supposededly innocent sailing trip turns into something much more sinister and dangerous. ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ was hugely popular when it was first published but its author never wrote another novel. Childers was executed during the Civil War in 1922.

     The reader is Damian Kearney

     ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ is published by Penguin.

    About The Show

    The Book on One is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five 15-minute excerpts from a single book broadcast each week.

    You can listen back to the past four weeks of The Book on One using the Listen link above.

    The Book on One is produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic

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