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  John Buchan
John Buchan was born in Perth, Scotland, as the eldest son of Rev. John Buchan and Helen (née Masterton) Buchan.
Buchan met him during WW I. In the story Hannay has all the qualities of a hero, who could defend the English way of life against foreign thread - he is resourceful, courageous, and devoted to his own country.
Buchan was one of Alfred Hitchcock's favorite writers, and he had earlier toyed with the idea of filming Buchan's GREENMANTLE (1916).
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /buchan.htm   (1543 words)

  
  John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buchan married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor, cousin of the Duke of Westminster, on July 15, 1907.
Buchan was involved with British Intelligence during World War One and may have had an involvement later.
In the thirties Buchan gave financial and moral support to the poor, young academic Roberto Weiss, as Buchan was fascinated by the classical antiquity period Weiss studied, and wished to support this.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Buchan,_1st_Baron_Tweedsmuir   (1044 words)

  
 Clan Buchan
he Buchans took their name from the district of Buchan in Aberdeenshire as a means of identifying those of the area who were not connected to the successive families that held that earldom; the Comyns, Stewarts and the Erskines.
Thomas Buchan of Auchmacoy, third son of James Buchan of Auchmacoy is known as a Jacobite general of the 15th century.
The Buchans of Cairnbulg descend from John, the younger brother of General Thomas, but he did not share his older brother's Jacobite sympathies, and served as an officer in the Protestant Army of William of Orange.
www.electricscotland.com /webclans/atoc/buchan2.html   (520 words)

  
 John Buchan
John Buchan was born in Peebles-Shire in Scotland as the eldest son of Rev. John Buchan.
Buchan methim during WW I. Hannay had all the virtues which would be needed to sustain the English through the Great War.
Buchan was one of Hitchcock's favorite writer, and the director had already toyed with the idea of filming Buchan's Greenmantle (1916).
www.classicreader.com /author.php/aut.158   (903 words)

  
 The Last Victorian: John Buchan and the Hannay Quartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In retrospect, Buchan emerges as central to the evolution of the genre for his stories reflect the penetration of enemy espionage networks, depict solitary agents and lonely escapes, and, most importantly, expose the thin veneer that stands between civilized behavior and barbarism even in the most elegant London drawing rooms.
Buchan later admitted that it was on Ironside – later to become Field Marshal Lord Ironside – that he modeled his fictional character of Richard Hannay, the expatriate Scot who protected British interests from German spies in the months preceding the outbreak of the war.
To this end, Buchan sought to provide an inner spirit to the spy novel, giving it a capacity to express, in terms of contemporary international politics and intrigue, his own longing for what was then the recently past era of British imperialism and the world-conquering boldness and personal heroism that marked its triumphs.
www.calitreview.com /Essays/buchan_5016.htm   (1846 words)

  
 Contemporary Review: John Buchan, the presbyterian cavalier
In Buchan's case his beliefs, dilemmas, and interpretations of history are reflected in his thrillers as well as in his 'serious' writing and the speeches and lectures of his public life.
Buchan portrayed him (in the biography which is probably the most enduring of his 'serious' books) not just as a master of small-scale mobile war but as a political philosopher and a religious moderate whose ability to combine conviction with tolerance was far ahead of his time.
Buchan, however, was anxious to bring in politics, even inserting Montrose in the plot to lecture the minister-hero on the rule of law under a constitutional Crown.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_n1525_v262/ai_13688660   (1334 words)

  
 EARLS OF BUCHAN - LoveToKnow Article on EARLS OF BUCHAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The earldom of Mar and Buchan was one of the seven.
John Comyns wife, Isabel, was the countess of Buchan who crowned Robert the Bruce king at Scone in 1306, and was afterwards imprisoned at Berwick; not, however, in.
Perhaps the most celebrated of the later earls of Buchan was the eccentric David Steuart Erskine, 11th earl (1742-1829), a son of Henry David, 10th earl (d.
20.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BU/BUCHAN_EARLS_OF.htm   (289 words)

  
 Buchan, Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan is located twenty-six kilometres north of Nowa Nowa on the Princes Highway and 330 kilometres east of Melbourne.
The township lies in the valley of the Buchan River hedged by rounded limestone hills.
Buchan's dependence on the timber industry is reflected by the importance of its annual axemen's carnival.
www.arts.monash.edu.au /ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/buchan.html   (902 words)

  
 Rereading John Buchan by Roger Kimball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan was writing a species of romance, not tragedy, but perhaps here, too, he followed Aristotle and aimed at presenting men “better than in actual life.” At first blush, anyway, it is easy to see why Buchan was an author approved by parents, teachers, pastors.
Buchan’s childhood was instinct partly with the magic of bonny braes and burns, tarns, haughs, and other burry ornaments of the Scottish countryside, partly with the magic of a gentle though unwavering Calvinism.
Buchan’s stint in South Africa—reading Euripides on the veldt, absorbing that surprising new landscape—plumbed a current of almost mystical feeling that, in fact, is an aspect of Buchan’s character often overlooked on account of his worldly competence and the practical can-do bustle of many of his heroes.
www.newcriterion.com /archive/22/sep03/buchan.htm   (6207 words)

  
 The Buchan Observer
A BUCHAN church plans to turn communion tokens into cash in an effort to raise funds to renovate the building.
THE second round of the Grampian Kart Club Championships, which also included the third round of the NKRA (Scottish Section) Championships, were held at the Boyndie Drome circuit.
Buchan's favourite local newspaper, the 'Buchanie', is published on a Monday evening priced 45 pence, and carries a wide range of local news, sport, features and advertising.
www.buchanie.co.uk   (258 words)

  
 John Buchan
In the spring of 1915, Buchan agreed to become one of the five journalists attached to the British Army.
Buchan claimed that the Battle of the Somme was an Allied victory and that it would enable Britain to now use its superior cavalry.
However, Buchan did not provide details of what had been gained, nor did he tell his readers that in the 140 days that the battle lasted, the British Army had lost 400,000 men and had advanced six miles.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jbuchan.htm   (1530 words)

  
 ELSPETH BUCHAN - LoveToKnow Article on ELSPETH BUCHAN
Having quarrelled with her husband, Robert Buchan, a potter of Greenock, she settled with her children in Glasgow, where she was deeply impressed by a sermon preached by Hugh White, minister of the Relief church at Irvine.
Mrs Buchan claimed prophetic inspiration an.d pretended to confer the Holy Ghost upon her followers by breathing upon them; they believed that the millennium was near, and that they would not die, but be translated.
In 1785 White and Mrs Buchan published a Divine Dictionary, but the sect broke up on the death of its founder in spite of Whites attempts to prove that she was only in a trance.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BU/BUCHAN_ELSPETH.htm   (272 words)

  
 First World War.com - Prose & Poetry - John Buchan
John Buchan (1875-1940), statesman, publisher, journalist, biographer, poet and novelist, was born on 26 August 1875 in Perth, Scotland.
With the outbreak of war Buchan was recruited by Charles Masterman, head of the War Propaganda Bureau, to write an ongoing history of the war in magazine form.
Given the pervading climate of the time, and Buchan’s position, Buchan’s history was slanted generally towards the view the government wished portrayed: his History of the War is consequently historically inaccurate.
www.firstworldwar.com /poetsandprose/buchan.htm   (587 words)

  
 SLAINTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan was born on 26th August 1875 in Perth, son of a Free Church of Scotland minister, later domiciled in Glasgow and Peebles.
Buchan's acquiescence in this dishonour to his country of origin, and the first laurels it had given him, symbolised the dilemma of his literary life.
Buchan died in Canada on 11th February 1940, almost on the date he evidently intended for the passing of Leithen.
www.slainte.org.uk /Scotauth/buchadsw.htm   (498 words)

  
 The John Buchan Library Collection - W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan's own manuscripts and typescripts of some thirty novels and other writings are in the collection, bound into folio volumes.
Buchan's library represents the eclectic interests of an educated man of the world, from classical authors and European history and literature to maps, books on travel, exploration and high adventure such as big-game hunting in Africa and mountain-climbing in Alaska.
Buchan clearly took pride in book collecting and maintaining his library in good condition as there are many fine bindings.
stauffer.queensu.ca /webmus/sc/collections_buchan.htm   (815 words)

  
 Welcome to Buchan Inspection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan Inspection is a specialist provider of third party independent inspection, testing and advisory services for lifting equipment.
Buchan Inspection is active in the oil and gas, insurance, marine and shipping, petrochemical and construction industries both in the UK and overseas.
Buchan Inspection is one of only a few companies in the United Kingdom to gain ISO/IEC 17020 (EN 45004) Type A for Lifting Equipment registration.
www.ednet.co.uk /~imes/imes/current/buchan.html   (144 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Stuart, Alexander, earl of Buchan (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Stuart, Alexander, earl of Buchan, British And Irish History, Biographies
He held various offices under the crown and was made lord of Badenoch in 1371 and earl of Buchan in 1382.
In 1389 he was censured by the church for repudiating his wife.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/StuartAB.html   (210 words)

  
 Biography: Chief David Buchan
In holding next Sunday´s service, the Chief of Clan Buchan is keeping the word he gave to the Church of Scotland when he took over the old kirk of Logie Buchan after its congregation merged with that of nearby Ellon in the mid-Seventies.
Captain David Buchan promised that he would keep it wind and watertight, maintain it as a church and make it available to former parishioners or to anyone wanting to use it for a legitimate purpose.
He was only 17 when his maternal grandfather, Norman Buchan, 18th Earl of Caithness, died, leaving him the estate of Auchmacoy and the chieftaincy of Clan Buchan which goes with it.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~buchan/chiefbio.html   (839 words)

  
 Buchan, Alexander - South Seas Companion Biographical entry
Buchan was employed by Joseph Banks as landscape artist aboard H.M.S. Endeavour on Cook's first Pacific Voyage.
The only other references in the records of the Endeavour voyage to Buchan are Cook and Banks's reports of his death on 17 April 1769 at Matavai Bay, and his burial at sea.
One, inscribed 'An Indian Town at Terra del Fuego', was engraved by J. Newton as plate II in Parkinson's Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas (1773).
southseas.nla.gov.au /biogs/P000328b.htm   (320 words)

  
 Parks Victoria: Buchan Caves Reserve page
Buchan Caves Reserve is home to many native animals including the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.
Buchan Caves Reserve is 360 km from Melbourne, north of Lakes Entrance (Melway ref: 529 D3).
Buchan show caves, into which tours are run daily, are generally inaccessible to people with a disability because of the cramped and sometimes steep paths with many steps.
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au /1park_display.cfm?park=74   (582 words)

  
 Iain Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan I et al for British Medical Association Board of Science and Education, Androgenic anabolic steroid use in British gymnasiums, in Drugs in Sport: The pressure to perform.
Bundred P, Buchan I, Kichiner D. An increase in the number of overweight and obese children between 1989 and 1998: A population based series of cross sectional studies.
Bundred PE Buchan IE Kitchiner DJ A population based study demonstrating an increase in the number of overweight and obese children between 1989 and 1998.
www.phi.man.ac.uk /people/iain.htm   (913 words)

  
 Walkabout - Buchan
Other cave areas not open to the public are the Cloggs Cave Area, 4 km south-east of Buchan, and the New Guinea Area, 20 km north-east of the town, on the banks of the Snowy River.
The road north out of Buchan overlooks the Buchan and Murrindal Valleys and leads to Murrindal, the home of the Shades of Death Cave, discovered by Europeans in 1900, explored in 1905 but not permanently opened to the public until 1984.
Metung, Lake Tyers, Buchan and Orbost to Cape Conran in the west.
www.walkabout.fairfax.com.au /smh/locations/VICBuchan.shtml   (786 words)

  
 Buchan, Alexander --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan is credited with establishing the weather map as the basis of weather…
Buchan is credited with establishing the weather map as the basis of weather forecasting as a result of his tracing, in 1868, the path of a...
Modern meteorology began when the daily weather map was developed as a device for analysis and forecasting, and the instrument that made this kind of map possible was the electromagnetic telegraph.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9017862?tocId=9017862   (814 words)

  
 John Buchan Collection at Bartleby.com
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Authors > Fiction > John Buchan
I have long cherished that elementary type of tale which Americans call the ‘dime novel,’ and which we know as the ‘shocker’—the romance where the incidents defy the probabilities, and march just inside the borders of the possible.
The basis for the 1935 Hitchcock film, Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps is a thoroughly engaging mystery novel filled with intrigue and suspense.
www.bartleby.com /people/Buchan-J.html   (146 words)

  
 Scottish boys clothes -- literature novels John Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Buchan became a committed advocate of the British Empire and a little embarassed over his earlier books.
Buchan's spy novel Hunting Towers (1922) described how working-class boys dressed in Glasgow, a very run-down city after World War I. He also explains that Boy Scouting while popular was a primarily middle class organization.
Buchan weites, "It was a stunted boy, who from his face might have been fifteen years old, but had the stature of a child of twelve.
histclo.hispeed.com /country/scot/lit/sln-buc.html   (1508 words)

  
 The John Buchan Society
This website is for people with an interest in the Scottish writer John Buchan; his life and his work, as well as his fiction and non-fiction.
The Society is dedicated to providing a resource for those who want to know more about John Buchan, to provide information to scholars and to those who have recently discovered his works alike.
'The writings' is the enormous, searchable, complete bibliography of all John Buchan's published works (divided into fiction and non-fiction), and reviews of selected titles by scholars, ordinary readers and specialists.
www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk   (314 words)

  
 Buchan jam pot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1867 the pottery of T Tough and Co in Portobello, Edinburgh, was bought by Alexander Buchan and Thomas Murray.
They traded as Murray and Buchan, changing to A W Buchan and Co in 1882 when Murray dropped out of the partnership.
It was not until the end of the nineteenth century that decorative domestic wares were produced; slip decorated during the first half of the twentieth century and painted or printed in the second.
www.studiopottery.com /pots/03278b.html   (196 words)

  
 Buchan Caves Reserve
Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations.
Buchan Caves were formed by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock.
The formations are created by rain water seeping through cracks and dissolving some of the limestone.
www.visitmelbourne.com /displayObject.cfm?objectid=0009B142-F8B0-1A53-B41880C476A90000   (298 words)

  
 Building Buchan New Beginnings
Building Buchan – New Beginnings, the action plan for economic regeneration in the north Aberdeenshire coastal area, is hosting a workshop on 28th June in Peterhead to help businesses ‘punch above their weight’ in their sales and marketing activities.
Buchan businesses are to be offered further assistance in Lean Management Thinking due to the extension of a programme by Building Buchan – New Beginnings, the economic regeneration action plan for the north Aberdeenshire coastal area.
Building Buchan – New Beginnings, the action plan for social and economic regeneration in the north Aberdeenshire coastal area is offering up to 10 business owners or senior managers in the Buchan area the opportunity to gain a formal business qualification by only the end of March 2005.
www.buildingbuchan.co.uk /press_releases.htm   (674 words)

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