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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875 to 11 February 1940), was a lawyer, journalist, novelist, and the 15th Governor General of Canada. Buchan wrote in a variety of genres: spy fiction, short stories, biography, and history. He also established the first proper library at Rideau Hall (the Governor General’s official residence) and founded the Governor General’s Literary Awards, which continue to this day as Canada’s premier literature award.
The Thirty-Nine Steps is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay and is Buchan’s best-known work. Hannay, a Scottish mining engineer, has come from Rhodesia to London to start a new life for himself. Within days, he’s found a man dead in his flat and himself on the run in southwestern Scotland as he tries to prevent the assassination of a visiting political leader. This book has been adapted several times, most notably in 1935 by Alfred Hitchcock, with Robert Donat portraying Hannay.
Here at Faded Page, we also have books 4 and 5 in the Richard Hannay series (The Three Hostages and The Island of Sheep), as well as examples of Buchan’s biographies (Sir Walter Scott), retellings of Scottish legends (Witch Wood), and his own memoir (Memory Hold-the-Door).
If you like these books, come join us and proof a few pages to help us bring even more public domain titles to Canada. For more information about how to volunteer, check out our companion site: Distributed Proofreaders Canada.
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