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The Island of Sheep

The Island of Sheep

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A classic Richard Hannay adventure novel by John Buchan. Richard Hannay is now in his fifties but once more must throw himself into an adventure to uphold a an oath he made in his youth to protect the son of a man he once knew, the son being an heir to the secret of a great treasure.

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A classic Richard Hannay adventure novel by John Buchan. Richard Hannay is now in his fifties but once more must throw himself into an adventure to uphold a an oath he made in his youth to protect the son of a man he once knew, the son being an heir to the secret of a great treasure.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There is a message for modern politicians in his writing."  —Ann Widdecombe

"Rejoice in the pre-war prose . . . and in Buchan's beautifully observed landscapes."  —Sunday Telegraph

"The narrative drive of his thrillers is unsurpassed."  —Evening Standard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781518779800
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2015
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
622,436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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Meet the Author

John Buchan, was a Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician. He spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps, a spy-thriller set just prior to World War I and other adventure fiction.

Some of his most famous novels Greenmantle, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Mr. Standfast, Prester John, Huntingtower, and The Half-Hearted are considered as all time best adventure novels.

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Island of Sheep 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
swabbie More than 1 year ago
Excellent author and an excellent book. All of his books that I have read are awesome.
glauver More than 1 year ago
The Island of Sheep, the final Richard Hannay novel, is a rather strange story. It sets itself up for a rousing finale but falls short of its promise. Hannay comes to the aid of the son of an old ally he made a pact with in Africa decades ago. A gang is trying to take the family fortune away from the son by intimidation and extortion. Haraldsen. the target of the plot, is a Norwegian mystic and after a while the story became a bit too mythological for my taste. As a thriller it is a bit tame but Buchan's nature descriptions shine and keep the book from wandering totally into the mists.
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