The Runagates Club by John Buchan

The Runagates Club

byJohn Buchan

Kobo ebook | April 24, 2015

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A compilation of stories from John Buchan's most well known characters. Set in the fictional Rungates Club in central London in the early 1930s, a dining club for exceptional gentleman. Each month they meet and take it in turn to entertain the group with a story. This is full of compact stories that showcase Buchan at his best, taut psychological thrillers, tales of daring do, occult goings on and military victories against all odds.

Title:The Runagates ClubFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 24, 2015Publisher:Read Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1473373662

ISBN - 13:9781473373662

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"The Runagates Club" is a 1928 compilation of twelve stories recounted as memories from John Buchan's most well-known characters. Set in the fictional Runagates Club in central London in the early 1930s, a dining club for exceptional gentleman. Each month they meet and take it in turn to entertain the group with a story. This is full of compact stories that showcase Buchan at his best, taut psychological thrillers, tales of daring do, occult goings-on and military victories against all odds. Several of the tales are retold by recurring characters in Buchan’s fiction, namely Richard Hannay, Sandy Arbuthnot, John Palliser-Yeates, Edward Leithen, and Charles Lamancha. The stories are entitled: “The Green Wildebeest: Sir Richard Hannay's Story”, “The Frying-Pan and the Fire: The Duke of Burminster's Story”, “Dr. Lartius: Mr. Pallister-Yeate's Story”, “The Wind in the Portico: Mr. Henry Nightingale's Story”, “Divus Johnson: Lord Lamancha's Story”, “The Last Crusade: Mr Francis Martendale's Story”, “Fullcircle: Mr Martin Peckwether's Story”, etc. John Buchan (1875 – 1940) was a Scottish historian, novelist, and politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. He was a vocal advocate of literacy and the development of Canadian culture, receiving a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to Britain. Other notable works by this author include: “The African Colony” (1903) and “The Moon Endureth” (1912). This volume will appeal to those who have read an enjoyed other works by this author, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector of vintage literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.