Monday, July 5, 2010

John Buchan

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir was a Scottish novelist and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since that country's confederation. -Wikipedia

John Buchan is a real hero of mine. From his writing to his dandy style, there is a whole lot to love about the First Baron Tweedsmuir (Including the title). I have a collection of the first 4 adventures of Richard Hannay, the Scottish soldier turned spy, all compiled into one volume.

The Thirty Nine Steps is by far my favorite. All the books are great but nothing beats the original. I also quite like the modern cover redesigns posted here.

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