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'Buchan knew that you can't buck the consequences of your actions, and that your life is what you make of it. Perhaps his peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism - daring living and high thinking - is due to return to fashion.' - The Independent Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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 nevertheless managed to continue writing. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: B & W Publishing (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1873631316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1873631317
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,648,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you have enjoyed the depth and detail of any of Buchans novels, you will certainly enjoy John Burnet of barns, a novel to `submerge` yourself in, one of his `better` ones.
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My wife is a descendant of the Burnett's of Barnes. We ordered the four hardbacks you had available for Christmas presents. Each had been removed from a library in excellent condition and each was received timely from different vendors. Thanks
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