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The Blanket of the Dark By John Buchan

The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan

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Summary

Tells the story of young clerk Peter Pentecost, who has a claim to the throne, and a tale of intrigue against King Henry VIII, where 'under the blanket of the dark all men are alike and all are nameless'.

The Blanket of the Dark Summary

The Blanket of the Dark: Authorised Edition by John Buchan

An anonymous young man's life is about to be changed, as could the course of history.

It is 1536 and powerful men reveal to Peter Pentecost that it is he, and not the tyrannical Henry VIII, who should beon the throne of England. Can they persuade him to risk everything in a treasonable rebellion against the throne?

In the hands of the master thriller writer, John Buchan, the dark, dangerous days of Tudor England come alive like never before.

The Blanket of the Dark Reviews

'Buchan knew that you can't buck the consequences of your actions, and that your life is what you make of it. Perhaps his peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism - daring living and high thinking - is due to return to fashion'

* The Independent Magazine *

About John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. He was born in Perth, an eldest son, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor and they subsequently had four children. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George's Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940.

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GOR010948937
9781846970726
1846970725
The Blanket of the Dark: Authorised Edition by John Buchan
Used - Like New
Paperback
Birlinn General
2018-04-12
304
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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