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Wed Dec 25, 2019, 08:55 PM

Ever read John Buchan's book Greenmantle? He also wrote 39 Steps

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Reply Ever read John Buchan's book Greenmantle? He also wrote 39 Steps (Original post)
bobbieinok Dec 2019 OP
Harker Dec 2019 #1
First Speaker Dec 2019 #2
malthaussen Dec 2019 #3

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 09:33 PM

1. No...

but I did find a dusty copy of "The 39 Steps" atop a wardrobe in a London hotel room in 1986.

I haven't read that one either, sadly.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2019, 10:14 PM

2. Oh, yes. An old favorite...

yes, Buchan has "dated", and some of his attitudes don't stand up well, but that's one of the reasons I find him interesting. Who wants to read writers whose attitudes always agree with yours? 39 Steps, by the way, is very, very different from the Hitchcock film...

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:00 PM

3. Something of a Renaissance man, Lord Tweedsmuir...

... dunno how he found time to write so many books while being heavily involved in politics.

-- Mal

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