Category Archives: Erskine Childers

In honour of the Rio Olympics: A round up of great sport books

As this blog amply demonstrates, I’m more of a sit-still-with-a-book person than someone who’s really into sports.  Once every four years though, I do get into the fun of watching others break records, push their bodies to the limit and … Continue reading

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‘Doomed to the outer solitude of London in September’: ‘The Riddle of the Sands’ by Erskine Childers (1903)

‘The Riddle of the Sands’ has been lurking on my to be read shelf for simply ages, so it was pure serendipity that I picked it up in the appropriate month.  My title quotation comes from the first paragraph.  After … Continue reading

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