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The Runagates Club

John Buchan
Paperback | Engels | Handheld Classics
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Twelve stories comprise John Buchan's last collection of short stories, a classic of British interwar short fiction written from 1913 to 1927.

Buchan's most popular character Richard Hannay battles an ancient curse in South Africa in `The Green Wildebeest' and Edward Leithen tags along in an assassins' war in `Sing a Song of Sixpence'. The Runagates Club features First World War spy and code-cracking thrillers `The Loathly Opposite' and `Dr Lartius'; tales of supernatural possession in deepest Wales, comfortable Oxfordshire and the House of Commons, in `The Wind in the Portico', Fullcircle' and `Tendebant Manus'; and stories of survival in the far North and in Depression-era Canada with `Skule Skerry' and `Ship to Tarshish'. There is farce too, in `The Frying-Pan and the Fire' and `Divus Johnston', and the riotous journalistic romp of `The Last Crusade' is the last word on fake news, for all eras.

What makes The Runagates Club special is that Buchan designed it as a showcase to bring together the best of his magazine fiction. He repurposed these stories with new beginnings, framing them as after-dinner stories told over the port in a late 1920s private gentleman's dining-club. This is interwar storytelling at its very best, with a critical introduction by Kate Macdonald, a leading authority on Buchan's writing.

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  • Productcode (EAN): 9781999828011
  • Verschijningsdatum: 30/10/2017
  • Uitvoering: Paperback
  • Bestandsformaat: Trade paperback (VS)
  • Afmetingen: 135 mm x 216 mm
  • Gewicht: 340 g