John Buchan The Courts of the Morning

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The Courts of the Morning

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Begins in the pleasant atmosphere of a country house in the Scottish borders, where Richard Hannay is the guest of his old friend, Sandy Arbuthnot. The drama shifts to a small South American republic in the grip of a dictator. John Buchan is the author of The 39 Steps and Greenmantle.

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A story of guerrilla war in a South American republic. The ruling junta and its powerful modern army, controlled by the mysterious Castor, are outwitted and defeated by the Indians and the descendants of the Spanish settlers. They are led by Sandy Arbuthnot, with John S. Blenkiron and Archie Roylance. They find themselves fighting for freedom against corrupt materialism, Castor’s dream of world influence, and his drugged henchmen. One of Jon Buchan’s best tales of adventure. First published in 1929, its war and strategy have clear echoes of the Arab Revolt; B. H. Liddell Hart put it on the reading list of his 'The Future of Infantry'.

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John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He wrote adventure novels, short-story collections and biographies. His passion for the Scottish countryside is reflected in much of his writing. Buchan's adventure stories are high in romance and are peopled by a large cast of characters. 'Richard Hannay', 'Dickson McCunn' and 'Sir Edward Leithen' are three that reappear several times. Alfred Hitchcock adapted his most famous book 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', featuring Hannay, for the big screen. Born in 1875 in Perth, Buchan was the son of a minister. Childhood holidays were spent in the Borders, for which he had a great love. He was educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was President of the Union. Called to the Bar in 1901, he became Lord Milner's assistant private secretary in South Africa. By 1907, however, he was working as a publisher with Nelson's. During the First World War Buchan was a correspondent at the Front for 'The Times', as well as being an officer in the Intelligence Corps and advisor to the War Cabinet. Elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament for one of the Scottish Universities' seats in 1927, he was created Baron Tweedsmuir in 1935. From then until his death in 1940 he served as Governor General of Canada, during which time he neverthelss managed to continue writing.

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