Author: Robert J. Harris

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681779196

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Richard Hannay returns to action in this new spy thriller set in wartime Paris, as John Buchan’s famed hero (from The 39 Steps) races to track down a mysterious figure holding vital war secrets before the Nazis beat him to it . . . June, 1940. Richard Hannay has returned. As German troops pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into duty. In Paris, an individual code named “Roland” has disappeared and is assumed to be in the hands of Nazi agents. Only Roland knows the secret of The 31 Kings, a secret upon which the future of Europe depends. Hannay is dispatched to Paris to find Roland before the Germans overrun the city. On a hazardous journey across the battlefields of France, Hannay is joined by old friends and new allies as he confronts a ruthless foe who will stop at nothing to destroy him.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755117174

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7453

Sir Edward Leithen is given a year to live and decides to devote his last months to seeking out and restoring to health Galliard, a young Canadian banker, who is searching for the 'River of the Sick Heart'. Braving an Arctic winter, Leithen finds the banker and then his own health returns, yet only one of the men will return to civilization ....
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: John Buchan

ISBN: 8892559761

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir GCMG GCVO CH PC (/ˈbʌxən/; 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. In 1935 he was appointed Governor General of Canada by King George V, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada R. B. Bennett, to replace the Earl of Bessborough. He occupied the post until his death in 1940. Buchan proved to be enthusiastic about literacy, as well as the evolution of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom (font: Wikipedia).
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140170596

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

View: 5293

Contains: Island of Sheep, Three Hostages, Mr Hostages, Mr Standfast, The 39 Steps.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635221045

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 6594

The Three Hostages was written in the year 1924 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clergy

Page: 272

View: 2844

David Crawfurd meets the strange John Laputa, travels to southern Africa and finally discovers a treasure in this tale of adventure.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635221320

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 4425

The Island of Sheep was written in the year 1932 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373727

Category: Fiction

Page: 599

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One of John Buchan's most famous characters, Sandy Arbuthnot is the hero of this story of adventure in a far flung country. Sandy must battle against a charismatic industrial tycoon who wants to take over the world.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635273452

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 9107

Huntingtower was written in the year 1921 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hannay, Richard (Fictitious character)

Page: 307

View: 7065

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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775561186

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

View: 1129

Best known for penning the spy thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, author and politician John Buchan produced dozens of fiction and non-fiction works over the course of his career. The Path of the King is a sprawling epic that takes the reader on a trip through the lives of centuries' worth of kings and leaders, beginning in ancient times and ending with a surprising twist in nineteenth-century America. Fans of fast-paced historical fiction will love this inventive novel.
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Author: Ida Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780263922592

Category:

Page: 384

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Gala opera evenings. Sudden wealth and fame. Dangerous undercover missions into the heart of Nazi Germany. Standing up to the perils of the Blitz. No one would have predicted such glamorous and daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook - two decidedly ordinary Englishwomen who came of age between the wars and seemed destined never to stray from their quiet London suburb and comfortable civil service jobs. But in 1923 a chance hearing of an aria from Madame Butterfly sparked passion in the sisters that become a vehicle for both their greatest happiness and the rescue of dozens of Jews facing persecution and death. 'Safe Passage' is one of the most unusual and inspiring accounts to come out of the cataclysm of World War II.
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Author: Robert J. Harris

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007359357

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6286

Get ready for thrills, intrigues, mystery and piracy all set in Tudor England and featuring a young man named Will Shakespeare...
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Author: Robert J. Harris

Publisher: Kelpies

ISBN: 9781782500308

Category: Brothers

Page: 208

View: 7625

Lewis and Greg may have accidentally turned their mum into a seven foot tall green monster and their best friend into a yeti, but it wasn't their fault. All they did was recite an ancient rhyme to conjure up an extra day of the week, they had no idea it would work - or that the day would belong to the banished Norse god, Loki, master of mischief, monsters and mayhem. As the day wears on, time seems to be lagging behind. Will this day of madness never end? Can two ordinary boys outwit an ancient lord and his monstrous minions?
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The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062792458

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. “We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.” — Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?
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Author: Robert J. Harris

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782503854

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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One day Arthur Conan Doyle will create the greatest detective of all -- Sherlock Holmes. But right now Artie Conan Doyle is a twelve-year-old Edinburgh schoolboy with a mystery of his own to solve. While sneaking out to explore Greyfriars Kirkyard by night, Artie and his best friend Ham spot a ghostly lady in grey and discover the footprints of a gigantic hound. Could the two mysteries be connected? These strange clues lead them to a series of robberies carried out the sinister Gravediggers' Club and soon they find themselves pitted against the villainous Colonel Braxton Dash. Will Artie survive his encounters with graveyards and ghosts in the foggy streets of nineteenth century Edinburgh -- or will his first case be his last? Robert J. Harris, author of The World Goes Loki series and William Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire, brings the young Conan Doyle to life in this ingenious detective story full of twists, turns and shocking reveals.
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An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII

Author: Scott Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451693400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1389

The “lively and engrossing” (The Wall Street Journal) story of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles built an underground network determined to take down Hitler and destroy the Third Reich. Agent 110 is Allen Dulles, a newly minted spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, Switzerland, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, back roads, and lovers’ bedrooms, Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of Germans during World War II who were trying to destroy the country’s leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period. Scott Miller’s “absorbing and bracing” (The Seattle Times) Agent 110 explains how leaders of the German Underground wanted assurances from Germany’s enemies that they would treat the country humanely after the war. If President Roosevelt backed the resistance, they would overthrow Hitler and shorten the war. But Miller shows how Dulles’s negotiations fell short. Eventually he was placed in charge of the CIA in the 1950s, where he helped set the stage for US foreign policy. With his belief that the ends justified the means, Dulles had no qualms about consorting with Nazi leadership or working with resistance groups within other countries to topple governments. Agent 110 is “a doozy of a dossier on Allen Dulles and his early days spying during World War II” (Kirkus Reviews). “Miller skillfully weaves a double narrative of Dulles’ machinations and those of the German resistance” (Booklist) to bring to life this exhilarating, and pivotal, period of world history—of desperate renegades in a dark and dangerous world where spies, idealists, and traitors match wits and blows to ensure their vision of a perfect future.
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Richard Hannay Returns

Author: ROBERT J. HARRIS

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 9781846974571

Category:

Page: 224

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At the end of John Buchan's classic adventure John Macnab, three friends in search of excitement have just completed an epic feat of poaching. Now their celebrations are unexpectedly interrupted by the appearance of their old comrade Richard Hannay. His arrival marks the beginning of a new and even more hazardous challenge. A foreign dignitary has been abducted while on a secret visit to Scotland and his life hangs in the balance. It is up to Hannay and the Macnabs to rescue him before Europe in plunged into a new and ruinous war. For the man they must rescue was once their greatest foe - the Kaiser.This time the stakes are higher, the risks are greater, and the fate of a nation will be decided.
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