by John Buchan
Edited by Ann F. Stonehouse
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer of romantic heart, plans a modest walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland.
He meets a young English poet and, contrary to his better sense, finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower.
This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story, and in it Buchan introduces some of his best-loved characters, including the Gorbals Die-Hards, who reappear in later novels.
He also paints a remarkable picture of a man rejuvenated by joining much younger comrades in a challenging and often dangerous fight against tyranny and fear.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 13/11/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780199537860
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