Large Format for easy reading. Thriller from the first Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist and politician and author of The Thirty-Nine Steps.
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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. Born: August 26, 1875, Perth, United Kingdom Died: February 11, 1940, Montreal, Canada Spouse: Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir (m. 1907–1940) Grandchildren: James Buchan, Toby Buchan, Ursula Buchan Siblings: O. DouglasFrom Library Journal:
This early (1924) spy adventure is one of five Buchan novels featuring the heroic Richard Hannay. Hannay is called out of retirement to rescue the kidnapped offspring of three highly placed British citizens. Hannay soon uncovers a global syndicate supporting a single man who has notions of world domination. The story suffers from exaggerated descriptions of its characters. For instance, the kidnapper, Medina, is not just a good shot, he's the best shot in England next to the King. The British are portrayed as wonderful people, but other races fare less well. Yet the story is undoubtedly good fun and is enhanced by the modulated voice and subtle characterizations of British actor Edmund Dehn. For large suspense collections.
Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, N.C.
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