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The Thirty-Nine Steps By John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

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Summary

A classic and hugely influential thriller. May 1914, Richard Hannay is asked for help by an American spy who has uncovered an assasination plot. The spy is promptly murdered in Hannay's flat, and Hannay is compelled to flee and prevent the assasination while on the run from the police in Scotland. Introduced by Stuart Kelly.

The Thirty-Nine Steps Summary

The Thirty-Nine Steps: Authorised Edition by John Buchan

Recently returned from South Africa, adventurer Richard Hannay is bored with life, but after a chance encounter with an American who informs him of an assassination plot and is then promptly murdered in Hannay's London flat, he becomes the obvious suspect and is forced to go on the run. He heads north to his native Scotland, fleeing the police and his enemies. Hannay must keep his wits about him if he is to warn the government before all is too late.

The Thirty-Nine Steps Reviews

'Buchan was a major influence on my work' ALFRED HITCHCOCK 'Between Kipling and Fleming stands John Buchan, the father of the modern spy thriller' CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

About John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist, born in Perth in 1875. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. 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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GOR003894926
9781846971983
1846971985
The Thirty-Nine Steps: Authorised Edition by John Buchan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Birlinn General
2011-05-17
160
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