John Buchan

Author

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.

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.

Books

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2023
    £18.99

    The Thirty-Nine Steps is the original spy thriller, and the inspiration for countless books, films and games. Buchan’s most popular novel is the first to feature adventurer Richard Hannay. Here you can get all five of Richard Hannay’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022
    £8.99

    ‘Plakos is a strange place, for the tides of civilisation and progress seem to have left it high and dry. It is a relic of old days, full of wild beliefs and pagan habits.’ Young Englishwoman Kore Arabin has inherited a remote Greek...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022
    £8.99

    ‘For three minutes you will turn your eyes inward – into the darkness of the mind which I have taught you to make. Then – I will give the sign – you will look at the paper. There you will see words written, but only for one second....

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £8.99

    The Jacobite army marches into England and Alistair Maclean, close confident of Charles Edward Stewart embarks on a secret mission to raise support for the cause in the west. He soon begins to suspect someone close to the Prince is passing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £8.99

    The turbulent ‘Killing Times’ of the Covenanters is the backdrop to a desperate struggle between lifelong rivals. John Burnet of Barns, the last of an ancient line of Border Reivers, returns home from abroad to find himself denounced as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £9.99

    After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent to South Africa to seek his fortune. A strange encounter on the voyage suggests that a tribal uprising is afoot, and David soon finds himself involved – at great risk to his life...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £6.99

    The Power House is the first adventure of the classic Buchan hero, the prosperous Scots lawyer and MP Sir Edward Leithen, whose measured daily routine of ‘flat, chambers, flat, club’ is enlivened by the sudden disappearance of Charles...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    An anonymous young man’s life is about to be changed, as could the course of history. It is 1536 and powerful men reveal to Peter Pentecost that it is he, and not the tyrannical Henry VIII, who should be on the throne of England. Can they persuade...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £9.99

    November 1915. Richard Hannay is tasked to undertake a top-secret mission to investigate rumours of a plot to create a holy war throughout the Muslim world and draw troops and resources from the Western Front. Hannay must journey to Constantinople...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Mar 2018
    £9.99

    David Sempill is being torn apart. Young and idealistic, his loyalty to his King conflicts with his Covenanting sympathies, which are, in turn, tested by the brutality he witnesses towards Montrose’s beaten army. When black magic is uncovered...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Mar 2018
    £9.99

    Recalled from active service on the Western Front, Richard Hannay is sent undercover on a secret mission to find a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. Disguised as a pacifist, Hannay travels from London to Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Aug 2012
    £4.99

    Young and dissolute, Francis Birkenshaw carouses around Edinburgh, caring nothing for the Jacobite Rebellion. An encounter with the beautiful Margaret Murray, wife of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s secretary John Murray of Broughton, and his lust for...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2012
    £3.99

    Recently retired, grocer Dickson McCunn decides to embark on a little walking tour in the Scottish Borders. Along the way he falls in with John Heritage, a young Englishman with a poet’s heart. Together they become embroiled in a dangerous...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 May 2011
    £6.99

    Selected as one of the 100 best novels in English in The Guardian 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Jun 2010
    £9.99

    After distinguished service in the First World War, Richard Hannay settles into peaceful domesticity with his wife Mary and their young son. However, news comes to him of three kidnappings. With no more than a few tantalisingly cryptic lines of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Jun 2010
    £9.99

    A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honour-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from unscrupulous and desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Jul 2007
    £8.99

    In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, John Macnab; three high-flying men – a barrister, a cabinet minister and a banker – are suffering from boredom. They concoct a plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish estates that...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Jul 2007
    £8.99

    Sir Edward Leithen – perhaps the autobiographical of Buchan’s characters – is dying of tuberculosis and has been given a year to live. After this prognosis, Leithen undertakes a profoundly heroic quest from London to the Canadian...