John Buchan The Island of Sheep

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The Island of Sheep

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... VI Mr. Lenchard discusses the faults and virtues of British Imperialism. General Morier is in doubt about the League of Nations. A Practical Politician combats Idealism, and shows himself not immune from it. It was Lady Sevenoaks's habit to wake early and to pass the time in writing notes. At that hour of the morning her mind was active and her desire to express it overpowering. In London she would scatter her billets among her friends by special messenger, but here in the Hebrides she confined herself to inditing let.ters for the post. Her first thought on waking was of General Morier. She had a weakness for great men, especially for the romantically great; she remembered that during the war she had once sat next to him at lunch at the French Embassy, and she desired to recall herself to his memory. Accordingly she wrote and despatched by her maid an agreeable letter written in her best French. But while Lady Sevenoaks's French was of a crystal clarity, not so her handwriting. A footman presented the missive to General Morier while he was still heavy with sleep. The attempt to decipher it woke him up most effectively, and he continued his labour while he shaved. He grasped the friendly tenor of the document, but for the life of him he could not read the signature. When he descended to breakfast he found the party awaiting him with a curiosity scarcely masked by good breeding. Indeed, he was a figure which would have commanded attention in any company, even if his famous record had been unknown. Tall and spare, and bearing himself with that erect grace which his countrymen alone can command, he seemed the incarnation of the spirit of chivalrous war. A long, curving scar on his brown cheek told of that wound in the first Argonne campaign...

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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.

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`rejoice in the pre-war prose ... and in Buchan's beautifully observed landscapes'
The Sunday Telegraph

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