‘the tide had risen a good deal’ – NO IT HADN’T

Club members who have been paying close attention will remember that on October 16 in the book, Carruthers makes a note that “High water at morning and evening is between five and six”. He and Davies are somewhere between Wangerooge and Spiekeroog at the time, and he even adds a short footnote stating: “the reader shouldContinue reading “‘the tide had risen a good deal’ – NO IT HADN’T”

The 21st Adventure Club Podcast: Boating Books, Dodgy Tides & Ladies’ Cocoa

When Clara Dollman comes to meet our heroes off the coast of Norderney on October 21, it all kicks off. Carruthers has to make the cabin fit for a lady, Davies gets hot under the collar, and there’s something fishy about the library of sailing books on board. We discuss the best books to haveContinue reading “The 21st Adventure Club Podcast: Boating Books, Dodgy Tides & Ladies’ Cocoa”

Clara Dollmann: ‘It was dirty weather for a young fräulein to be out alone in’

When Davies finds out on October 4 that Clara Dollmann has been looking for him, he gets very hot under the collar: ‘When I last saw him he was still so engaged, but motionless, the lantern under his left arm. and his right hand grasping the forestay and the half-knotted lanyard; his eyes staring fixedlyContinue reading “Clara Dollmann: ‘It was dirty weather for a young fräulein to be out alone in’”

The 12th Adventure Club Podcast: On the Elbe with sporty women

It’s October 4 in the classic spy thriller ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ and our heroes Carruthers and Davies have finally got to the other end of the Kiel Canal at Brunsbüttel. Awaiting them is the mighty river Elbe, a first encounter (for Carruthers) with the ‘Sands’  – and also a personal enquiry from ClaraContinue reading “The 12th Adventure Club Podcast: On the Elbe with sporty women”