Thursday, March 31, 2011

Childers's Riddle of the Sands (1903) at NYU.

On April 14, NYU's Glucksman Ireland House will celebrate the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone work The Riddle of the Sands (1903)
Simon MacCorkindale, left, and
Michael York in The Riddle of the
(dir. Tony Maylam, 1979).
by Erskine Childers (who ran guns before the 1916 Easter Rising and was executed in 1922 during the Irish civil war; his son later became president of Ireland). Penguin has reissued this tale of espionage. Childers's great-grandson, also named Erskine Childers, will read from his relative's work.

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