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The Power House

Authorised Edition

by John Buchan

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SKU: 9781846970290 Category:
ISBN: 9781846970290
Published: 12 Apr 2018
Format: Paperback
Extent: 108
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon-2
Categories:
Classic fiction
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About the Book

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 Pitt-Heron, one of his Oxford contemporaries. Leithen steps up to the mark, coordinating efforts to thwart those responsible for his friend’s departure; meanwhile, fellow politician Tommy Deloraine heads to Moscow to track down the missing man. As the investigation develops, Leithen finds himself pitted against green-spectacled villain Andrew Lumley and a terrifying interntional anarchist network called ‘The Power-House’.

With an introduction by Stella Rimington.

This edition is authorised by the John Buchan Society.


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.