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Greenmantle

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by John Buchan

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SKU: 9780857905024 Categories: ,
ISBN: 9780857905024
Published: 12 Sep 2012
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
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Fiction / Classic fiction
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About the Book

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 through war-torn Europe, recruiting three loyal friends – Peter Pienaar, John S Blenkiron and Sandy Arbuthnot – to help him as he unravels coded messages, escapes murderous mobs and tracks down the mysterious prophet who holds the key to the plot, known as ‘Greenmantle’.

Greenmantle is a gripping reflection on the power of political Islam (to the extent that it was pulled from Radio 4’s schedule at the time of the 7 July bombings) and demonstrates Buchan’s exemplary storytelling ability and political insight.

With an introduction by Allan Massie.


The Author

John Buchan

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.

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