The Island of Sheep by John Buchan

The Island of Sheep by John Buchan

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A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honour-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from the rural tranquillity of his English manor to the Scottish Borders and, ultimately, to Scandinavia.

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'There is a message for modern politicians in his writing' - Ann Widdecombe. 'Rejoice in the pre-war prose ...and in Buchan's beautifully observed landscapes' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'The narrative drive of his thrillers is unsurpassed' - "Evening Standard". A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honour-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from unscrupulous and desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from the rural tranquillity of his English manor to the Scottish Borders and, ultimately, to Scandinavia. On the remote Island of Sheep, a final confrontation takes place and everything is decided - once and for all. This, the last of the Hannay adventures - and the last of Buchan's novels to be published during his lifetime - is a rare gem of high drama interwoven with Buchan's personal beliefs about the problems of a post-war world.

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SKU GOR002839938
Title The Island of Sheep
Author By (author) John Buchan
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 184697156X
ISBN 13 9781846971563
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

'There is a message for modern politicians in his writing' - Ann Widdecombe. 'Rejoice in the pre-war prose ...and in Buchan's beautifully observed landscapes' - "Sunday Telegraph". 'The narrative drive of his thrillers is unsurpassed' - "Evening Standard". A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honour-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from unscrupulous and desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from the rural tranquillity of his English manor to the Scottish Borders and, ultimately, to Scandinavia. On the remote Island of Sheep, a final confrontation takes place and everything is decided - once and for all. This, the last of the Hannay adventures - and the last of Buchan's novels to be published during his lifetime - is a rare gem of high drama interwoven with Buchan's personal beliefs about the problems of a post-war world.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002839938
Title The Island of Sheep
Author By (author) John Buchan
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 184697156X
ISBN 13 9781846971563
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.