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Mr. Buchan, writer a life of the first Lord Tweedsmuir. by Arthur C. Turner

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Published in London .
Written in English



  • Canada,
  • Great Britain


  • Buchan, John, 1875-1940.,
  • Authors, Scottish -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Governors general -- Canada -- Biography.,
  • Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Series[The Torch biographies]
LC ClassificationsPR6003.U13 Z8
The Physical Object
Pagination114 p.
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6057221M
LC Control Number49029227

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Biography. Buchan is the son of the late William Buchan, 3rd Baron Tweedsmuir, and grandson of John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, the Scottish novelist and has several brothers and sisters, including the writer Perdita ed at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, he began his career as a Financial Times correspondent, writing from the Middle East, .   William Buchan Writer faced with a mixed inheritance as John Buchan's son (and ghoststory writer), MR James. There was, to be fair, no shortage of interesting visitors at home: year-old Author: Christopher Hawtree. Mr Standfast - John Buchan Serendipity has led me to another book from the tbr shelves. I follow mystery writer Kerry Greenwood on Facebook & she mentioned that she thought John Buchan was an excellent novelist, much better than his contemporaries, & that Mr Standfast was the best war novel & The Three Hostages the best detective story. Mr Standfast has so much going on in it that you really need to listen to it more than once. Buchan had really reached his stride by the time he came to this book and wove a compelling and intricate story around his hero and recurring characters.