The Supernatural Stories Of John Buchan by John Buchan
"He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply." 

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John Buchan was born on August 26th 1875 and is most famously known for his novel ‘The Thirty Nine Steps’. But his career was jam packed with other achievements. He was 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH who also served as the 15th Governor General of Canada for the last few years of his life. After a brief legal career he began to write as well as pursue a political and diplomatic career, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of colonies in Southern Africa and during WW1 he was a writer of propaganda. After the war he was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time writing. He wrote much and all to a high standard. In this collection we have gathered together another facet of his writing abilities. That of a teller of supernatural tales. As you would expect they are damn good.

 

About John Buchan

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Author of the iconic novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan filled many roles including barrister, colonial administrator, publisher, Director of Intelligence, and Member of Parliament. The Thirty-Nine Steps, first in the Richard Hannay series, is widely regarded as the starting point for espionage fiction and was written to pass time while Buchan recovered from an illness. During the outbreak of the First World War, Buchan wrote propaganda for the British war effort, combining his skills as author and politician. In 1935 Buchan was appointed the 15th Governor General of Canada and established the Governor General’s Literacy Award. Buchan was enthusiastic about literacy and the evolution of Canadian culture. He died in 1940 and received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom.
 
Published December 10, 2013 by Miniature Masterpieces. 110 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction