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  John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (August 26, 1875 February 11, 1940), was a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada.
Buchan married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor, cousin of the Duke of Westminster, on July 15, 1907.
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.
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 The Last Victorian: John Buchan and the Hannay Quartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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.
John Buchan was born in Scotland, won a bursary to study at Glasgow University and then pursued the classics at Brasenose College, Oxford.
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.
www.calitreview.com /Essays/buchan_5016.htm   (1846 words)

 American Scholar: John Buchan: a life at the margins.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Buchan, an author, was the first male novelist in the 20th century to be ennobled.
Buchan was also a lawyer, a publisher, a historian, and a member of Parliament.
John Buchan, the author of Prester John, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, and John Macnab, was raised to the British peerage as Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield in 1935.
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 Rereading John Buchan by Roger Kimball
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.
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 Contemporary Review: John Buchan, the presbyterian cavalier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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.
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 John Buchan
John Buchan, the son of a Free Church minister, was born in Perth on 26th August, 1875.
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.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jbuchan.htm   (1530 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: 2007-10-07)
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.
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 Tantor Audio Books : John Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Buchan was born in 1875 in Peebles-Shire Scotland.
Buchan studied at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Brasenose College in Oxford, England where he won the prestigious Stanhope Essay Prize and Newdigate Prize.
In 1935, after moving to Canada, Buchan was appointed the first Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield and served as Governor General of Canada, until his death on February 11, 1940.
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 John Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940) Buchan was a scottish writer and statesman who was born in Perth and was best known for his swift-paced adventure stories.
A clergyman's son, Buchan was educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, where he began to publish fiction and history.
After the war Buchan became assistant director of the British news agency Reuters and was member of Parliament for the Scottish universities, 1927-35.
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 AllRefer.com - Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (English Literature, 20th Century To The Present, Biography) - ...
AllRefer.com - Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (English Literature, 20th Century To The Present, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, English Literature, 20th Century To The Present, Biographies
Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir[buk´un, twEdz´myOOr] Pronunciation Key, 1875–1940, Scottish author and statesman.
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 John Buchan Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Buchan was born at the manse in York Place, Perth, Scotland on 26 August 1875, the son of a Free Church of Scotland minister.
Buchan's thrillers are a variation on the same basic plot.
The pleasure of Buchan is the magnificently described wild countryside he sets his stories in (usually the Scottish Highlands or the plains of South Africa).
www.applebookshop.co.uk /author/buchan.htm   (203 words)

 John Buchan Works Available From Thistle & Shamrock Books
The idea came to Buchan from a real-world gentleman who announced his intentions to poach a stag and a salmon from a neighbor's property and bet the poachee that he couldn't prevent him or catch him in the act of the crime.
John Macnab is the pseudonym that the adventure-seekers use in signing the letters announcing their intentions and each attempt is conducted independently.
Buchan was the fifteenth Governor General and the first to travel to all parts of that enormous country.
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 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).
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 John Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Born in Perth in 1875, John Buchan, 1st Baron of Tweedsmuir, is one of the fathers of the modern detective thriller.
As well as a prolific writer of fiction, John Buchan was a statesman, a director of Nelsons the publishers, President of the Scottish History Society, Governor General of Canada and Chancellor of Edinburgh University - the list of his appointments is too lengthy to give in full detail.
John Buchan is also a highly regarded biographer of Cromwell (1934) and Montrose (1928).
www.electricscotland.com /history/other/buchan.htm   (252 words)

 John Buchan comes to learn about Wales By Gareth Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Buchan’s interest in Welsh character goes back over 30 years, ‘when he was deeply impressed in South Africa by the visit of the Welsh-Patagonian deputation in 1902.
Buchan wanted to learn more about the Welsh Nationalist movement before stating an opinion, but finally he said: “Where nationalism is concerned, as in Scotland or Wales, I think that at the present moment, when things are in the melting-pot, the deepest foundation is not political, but cultural.”
Buchan was more anxious to talk about the beauties of Wales than of politics, and be showed a remarkable appreciation of our landscapes.
colley.co.uk /garethjones/rural_wales/john_buchan.htm   (910 words)

 Sol Littman Letter 26 10-Dec-1999 Was John Buchan an anti-Semite?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In your Tryzub and Swastika Speech of 31Aug97, you accuse John Buchan of being an anti-Semite:
Buchan is often sloughed off as a chronicler of upper-class English adventurers, but he's actually one of the few genuinely multicultural writers.
By contrast, John Buchan is one of the few non-mediocrities to hold his office, certainly when compared to its current occupant, whose principal distinction is being a competent reader of a CBC TelePrompter.
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 John Buchan - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
His father was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland; and in 1876 the family moved to Fife where in order to attend the local school the small boy had to walk six miles a day.
Later they moved again to the Gorbals in Glasgow and John Buchan went to Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow University (by which time he was already publishing articles in periodicals) and Brasenose College, Oxford.
John Buchan's first success as an author came with Prester John in 1910, followed by a series of adventure thrillers, or 'shockers' as he called them, all characterized by their authentically rendered backgrounds, romantic characters, their atmosphere of expectancy and world-wide conspiracies, and the author's own enthusiasm.
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 Angela Thirkell and John Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
She was a friend of John and Susan Buchan, visiting them at Elsfield and at Ottawa in the 1930s.
Thirkell chronicled the lives of the country gentry and peasantry in light romantic comedies, over the course of her novels producing a study of social history taken from the life (the village of Beaconsfield was the model for Northbridge in the war, in Northbridge Rectory [1941]).
Leslie Winter had just come to the delightful part where Richard Hannay (as yet without a commission, a title, or the wife who in his American friend's Mr Blenkinsop's [sic] beautiful words couldn't scare and couldn't soil) is prisoner in the villain's house hidden in a ring of trees on the top of a hill.
www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk /thirkell.htm   (1368 words)

 Scottish boys clothes -- literature novels John Buchan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Buchan is another popular Scottish author who has has had his worked turned in to both movie and television productions.
John Buchan is today most famous for his thrilling novels, especially The Thirty Nine Steps.
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)

 Powell's Books - Far Islands by John Buchan
John Buchan is best remembered as the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, the famous spy novel and classic movie.
Buchan was praised by Lovecraft and was an accomplished influence on the field.
John Buchan : adventurer on the borderland / by John Bell — The Grove of Ashtaroth — The outgoing of the tide — Skule Skerry — The far islands — The wind in the portico — No-man's-land.
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 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.
John Buchan is where you will find a potted biography, the enormous, searchable, complete bibliography of all his published works (divided into fiction and non-fiction), and reviews of selected titles by scholars, ordinary readers and specialists.
The Journal page launches you into the world of published Buchan scholarship, with the complete index of all articles in the John Buchan Journal to date.
www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk   (315 words)

 Lana Ryan - Buchan Preferred Homes - Bellevue, Seattle Real Estate
Buchan builds for longevity, believing that a home should be more than the sum of its parts, and is a structure that contains and shapes a family’s life.
John’s homes are frequently listed by name in resale transactions—an uncommon distinction in the industry.
John Buchan’s newest resale program, Buchan Preferred Homes, further enhances the Buchan service program.
www.lanaryan.com /buchanhomes.html   (461 words)

 The Literary Gothic | John Buchan
Baron Tweedsmuir, Buchan was a lawyer, politician, writer, businessman (director of Reuter's, the renowned British news servie) and publisher, best known now (in literary circles, that is) as author of The 39 Steps, an espionage novel filmed 3 times, once by Alfred Hitchcock.
One of Buchan's "metaphysical" novels, The Gap in the Curtain involves complex notions of time, knowledge — and foreknowledge.
John Buchan: Man of Letters or Man of Affairs?" [Donald MacKenzie, U of Glasgow]
www.litgothic.com /Authors/buchan.html   (207 words)

 John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (August 26, 1875 – February 11, 1940), was a Scottish novelist and politician who served as Governor General of Canada.
However, in many other ways, his work stands the test of time, and he is currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity.
Project Gutenberg e-texts of some of John Buchan's works (http://www.gutenberg.org/author/John_Buchan)
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/John_Buchan,_1st_Baron_Tweedsmuir   (1051 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay: The Thirty-Nine Steps/Greenmantle/Mr. Standfast/the Three ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Buchan's case the reason is his tales of exotic adventure read like one part Kipling and 20 parts dishwater.
Mr Standfast, the third Buchan novel in the General Hannay series, is a fascinating study in the era in which it was both set and authored.
Buchan delved the emotional depths of strong, silent men, in the wild mystical motion of Greenmantle and in the static unshaken forces of endurance and will of Mr.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0879238712?v=glance   (1171 words)

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