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THE THREE HOSTAGES

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The fourth of the five Richard Hannay novels by John Buchan. Here we find our hero Richard Hannay living a quiet life in the countryside with a wife and young child but his past comes back to haunt him and he once more must face up to an archenemy.

John Buchan (1875-1940) may hold the title of the man who invented spy adventure, bringing Richard Hannay fully formed to readers in the early 19th century. Hannay is just one of his masterful creations, Edward Leithen and Sandy Arbuthnot would follow the Hannay novels and bring their own unique adventures to millions of enthralled readers.

This early work by John Buchan was originally published in 1924 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. Born: August 26, 1875, Perth, United Kingdom Died: February 11, 1940, Montreal, Canada Spouse: Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir (m. 1907–1940) Grandchildren: James Buchan, Toby Buchan, Ursula Buchan Siblings: O. Douglas

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This early (1924) spy adventure is one of five Buchan novels featuring the heroic Richard Hannay. Hannay is called out of retirement to rescue the kidnapped offspring of three highly placed British citizens. Hannay soon uncovers a global syndicate supporting a single man who has notions of world domination. The story suffers from exaggerated descriptions of its characters. For instance, the kidnapper, Medina, is not just a good shot, he's the best shot in England next to the King. The British are portrayed as wonderful people, but other races fare less well. Yet the story is undoubtedly good fun and is enhanced by the modulated voice and subtle characterizations of British actor Edmund Dehn. For large suspense collections.
Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, N.C.
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