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Erskine Childers

Biography An overview biography can be found at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Erskine_Childers There is considerable biographical detail in Maldwin Drummond’s The Riddle (1985) Further information about Childers and The Riddle of the Sands can be found in Leonard Piper’s The Tragedy of Erskine Childers.(2002/2007) Some background relating to Childer’s sailing adventures is …

George Tomkyns Chesney

George Tomkyns Chesney (1830-1895) The man who started it all with The Battle of Dorking Biography: Educated at Blundell’s School, Tiverton, and at Addiscombe Military Seminary, he entered the Bengal Engineers as second lieutenant in 1848. He was employed for some years in the public works department and, on the …

William Le Queux

William Le Queux was a prolific author between 1891 and 1931. He wrote across a wide range of genres but is best know today for his Invasion / Future War novels in the two decades leading up to the Great War. His most successful work was The Invasion of 1910, …