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The Three Hostages

Authorised Edition

by John Buchan

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SKU: 9780857905093 Categories: , ,
ISBN: 9780857905093
Published: 12 Sep 2012
Format: E-Book
Extent: 320
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
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Classic fiction
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About the Book

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 verse as clues, he is soon on the trail of Dominick Medina – a charismatic polymath but a man ‘utterly and consumedly wicked’. As Hannay uncovers an international plot to twist innocent minds through hypnotism and blackmail, it appears that he has met his match in one of Buchan’s most memorable villains.

With an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

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.

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