A pilot version of the Film Club: Arthur Beale, July 2 from 18:30

We’re delighted to confirm that a showing of the 1979 movie version of The Riddle of the Sands, starring Michael York, Simon MacCorkindale and Jenny Agutter, is going to be put on by Arthur Beale, the only ships chandler left in Central London, on the evening of July 2 2015. Do come along! Apparently thereContinue reading “A pilot version of the Film Club: Arthur Beale, July 2 from 18:30”

‘A ticket for Hamburg in my pocket’

As has been stated previously, we are fairly sure of two things: 1. That Childers sailed his own boat to the East Frisian islands before writing¬†The Riddle of the Sands, and thus would not need to make use of Flushing steamers and railways as Carruthers does. 2. That the action of the book is basedContinue reading “‘A ticket for Hamburg in my pocket’”