Sick Heart River

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A powerful and compelling novel, completed days before John Buchan's death. Edward Leithen is perhaps John Buchan's most autobiographical character and here Leithen is an old man given a year to live, he chooses to help a friend find a man in the wild rugged interior of Canada. Vast sweeping landscapes are expertly described by Buchan using his own experiences of travelling around Canada.
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Overview

A powerful and compelling novel, completed days before John Buchan's death. Edward Leithen is perhaps John Buchan's most autobiographical character and here Leithen is an old man given a year to live, he chooses to help a friend find a man in the wild rugged interior of Canada. Vast sweeping landscapes are expertly described by Buchan using his own experiences of travelling around Canada.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781473317178
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (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. James Buchan, who provides the introduction, is a grandson of John Buchan and a novelist and historian in his own right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

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    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    The last book written by Buchan, he completed days before his death, sad but compelling. The main character Sir Leithan sets off in search of a missing man despite being told he's dying. Leithan doesn't wallow in self pity, but the character steps off into the horizon, in the form of the canadian wilds. The description of the landscape is worth the read alone, but Leithan's thoughts are interesting too.

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