Three successful but bored friends in their mid-forties decide to turn to poaching.
They are Sir Edward Leithen, lawyer, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), and ex-Attorney General; John Palliser-Yeates, banker and sportsman; and Charles, Earl of Lamancha, former adventurer and present Conservative Cabinet Minister.
Under the collective name of 'John Macnab', they set up in the Highland home of Sir Archie Roylance, a disabled war hero who wishes to be a Conservative MP.
They issue a challenge to three of Roylance's neighbours: first the Radens, who are an old-established family, about to die out; next, the Bandicotts: an American archaeologist and his son, who are renting a grand estate for the summer; and lastly the Claybodys, vulgar, bekilted nouveaux riches.
These neighbours are forewarned that 'John Macnab' will poach a salmon or a stag from their land and return it to them undetected...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 132 pages
- Publisher: E-Artnow
- Publication Date: 16/09/2020
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9788027305322
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