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Rebecca

How odd: I gave the book to my son in his stocking this Christmas, drawn by the cover but having heard nothing about it!

Barbara

John Buchan was one of the first authors I read in that stage when you're moving between children's and adult books. The 39 Steps is the perfect thriller, I think and that cover is really attractive!
My friend ramblingfancy has just posted about John Buchan's sister Anna, who wrote as O Douglas.

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Elaine

I did enjoy this - a proper ripping yarn but as I have never read the original, I just took it at face value thought I ws pretty certain that it had nothing to do with Buchan's plot! I am going to get hold of a copy now and read

Rebecca

Too bad--those in the US can't access either this or Wallace and Gromit's "A Matter of Loaf and Death", though they are tantalizingly available on line!

Lindsay

Buchan is almost a great man, although certainly not a great novelist. But he's a fun read, and I recommend 39 Steps, Mr Standfast, and Greenmantle in particular. Oh, and with a Scottish flavour, you cannot miss John McNab, which is quite wonderful!

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