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‘where does Böhme come in?’

Some time ago notDavies & I made an attempt to track down real-life von Brünings and Dollmanns – or rather we speculated wildly on who Childers might have been thinking of when he invented these characters. We did the same with Clara Dollmann too. But it isn’t ’til now – on October 23 – when […]

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We’ll be live-streaming from the Holtenau lock at 18:15 UK time

Ahoy! We’ve made it to Kiel, have visited the post office and done a bit of shopping, and now it’s time to head to the Holtenau Lock. We’ll be live streaming via the Unbound Shed page from about 18:15 UK time (*subject to bandwidth*). Join us! The URL to use is https://unbound.co.uk/books/riddle-of-the-sands/updates/kiel-canal-reconnaissance-live-october-2-5,  but you can only […]

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‘no stinks’

I’ve always assumed that the main reason Davies avoids mooring in harbours is that he doesn’t really like people. Sure, he’s also avoiding awkward questions from officious German harbourmasters. But the mention of ‘stinks’ on October 5 gives us another good reason to stay away from the mainland. Basically, the harbours were all really smelly. […]

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