Huntingtower (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Huntingtower (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by John Buchan
     
 

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Staid Scots grocer Dickson McCunn, 55, has a plan: Retire early and take it easy. But soon he is swept up in a daring plot to rescue a beautiful princess imprisoned by scheming Bolsheviks in the rambling mansion known as Huntingtower. This fast-moving 1922 thriller by the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps mixes the everyday with the fantastic.

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Staid Scots grocer Dickson McCunn, 55, has a plan: Retire early and take it easy. But soon he is swept up in a daring plot to rescue a beautiful princess imprisoned by scheming Bolsheviks in the rambling mansion known as Huntingtower. This fast-moving 1922 thriller by the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps mixes the everyday with the fantastic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437470
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
324
File size:
260 KB

Meet the Author

John Buchan (1875-1940), first Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish novelist and member of Parliament, who served as the Governor General of Canada. He wrote many novels as well as books on politics, history, biography, and criticism. But he is best known for his suspense novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Huntingtower 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A hero finding unknown reserves of courage surrounded by a motley crew of allies together overcome evil. Post revolution Russian princess besieged by those wishing to use her status and acquire her jewels is rescued by a mild, middle aged owner of a luxury grocery , ayoung man who fancies himself a poet and a gang of boys. Most of these characters speak with a Glaswegian accent which Buchan has written phonetically, making the reading a hard slog at times. After pages of strategy laced with stream of consciousness and self deprecating humor, our hero humbly succeeds. As with many stories by Buchan, he takes the spotlight off of the hero sometimes so that we see how other charcters are progressing. I am glad that this book has been made available to the general public in the Nook format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit of a slow start but if you stick with it you will enjoy the ending.
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