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Huntingtower
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ISBN:
9781846972232
Categories
Classic Fiction, Fiction, John Buchan Classics
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
05 July 2012
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
256

Huntingtower

Introduction by Ann Widdecombe

 

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After selling his business, rich middle-aged merchant Dickson McCunn decides to set out on a walking holiday in the Scottish Borders. There he meets a young English poet, and both soon become embroiled in the plot of an international gang to capture a Russian princess. With the help of the Gorbals Die-hards, an indomitable gang of urchins from Glasgow, they frustrate and finally defeat the gang. And in the process Dickson happens to discover a new meaning to life . . .

John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly thirty novels and seven collections of short stories. He was born in Perth, an eldest son, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor and they subsequently had four children. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George’s Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935 where he served as Governor General until his death in 1940.

Ann Widdecombe was born in 1947 in Bath, Somerset. She was educated at the Royal Naval School, Singapore, La Sainte Union Convent, Bath, Birmingham University (BA Hons Latin) and Oxford University (BA Hons Politics, Philosophy and Economics) LMH MA 1976. From 1973 to 1975 she worked in marketing at Unilever and was Senior Administrator at London University from 1975 to 1987. From 1987 to 2010 she was the Member of Parliament for Maidstone (and The Weald). Her writing career began in 2000 with The Clematis Tree (which reached number 8 in The Times Bestseller List) and is now engaged in writing her fifth novel, An Act of Brotherhood.






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