Prester John

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After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the back of beyond. A strange encounter on the journey suggests that dark deeds and treacherous intrigues are afoot - all bound up with the mysterious primeval kingdom of Prester John. Set more than a century ago in backwater South Africa, is the great grandfather of today's thrillers. Buchan gives his young hero plenty to do in sussing out and confronting a massive uprising by tribesmen who ...
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Overview

After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the back of beyond. A strange encounter on the journey suggests that dark deeds and treacherous intrigues are afoot - all bound up with the mysterious primeval kingdom of Prester John. Set more than a century ago in backwater South Africa, is the great grandfather of today's thrillers. Buchan gives his young hero plenty to do in sussing out and confronting a massive uprising by tribesmen who wish to slaughter all the white settlers for a hundred miles around.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500516789
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/14/2014
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

John Buchan, one of Alfred Hitchcock's favorite writers, was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. He was born in Perth, an eldest son, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor and they subsequently had four children. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George's Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940. Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and author specializing in the history of war and empire. His is the author of several books including The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War. Trevor is associate editor of the Sunday Herald and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Dated but still what is a good adventure story and

    Considering what we get now PG. No women here toclutter up things and a good and gallant dog and a lost diamond mine. Buy the collected works of

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Amzing adventure

    Great story it is so exciting reading about David Crawfurd aand I almost feel as if I was there I cannot wait to read some more books by this wonderful author John Buchan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Exciting

    I liked it. It was a great adventure by one of my favorite authors.

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