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The Dancing Floor
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ISBN:
9781846970313
Categories
Classic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction, John Buchan Classics
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
07 July 2007
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
240

The Dancing Floor

Introduction by Robin Hardy

 

eBook also available from the iBookstore

'John Buchan was the first to realise the enormous dramatic value of adventure in familiar surroundings happening to unadventurous men.’ – Graham Greene

Written in 1926, The Dancing Floor is one of Buchan’s most unusual and surprising tales. His characters, including the familiar Leithen who features in all four novels of the series, are often caught up in intrigues and hostility between warring nations but in The Dancing Floor they find themselves in a religious war of sorts in Greece. His descriptions of the island setting, the flora and fauna are magical, but terrible things are about to happen . . .

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s favourite writers, John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly 30 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. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940.

Robin Hardy is the acclaimed director of the world-renowned cult film The Wicker Man (1973). He has recently written a novel Cowboys for Christ (Luath, 2006).






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