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The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

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The House of the Four Winds is a novel of adventure by John Buchan, (author of The Thirty Nine Steps) first published in 1935. It is a Ruritanian romance, and the last of his three Dickson McCunn books.

The novel is set in the fictional Central European country of Evallonia in the early 1930s. It concerns the involvement of some Scottish visitors in the overthrow of a corrupt republic and the restoration of the monarchy. It is a sequel to ‘Huntingtower’ and ‘Castle Gay’, ‘The House of the Four Winds’ is set in Central Europe in the 1930’s. Scottish grocer Dickson McCunn features in his most exciting role. Gorbals Die-hards, Jaikie and his pals, are once again involved in the complex politics of Evallonia where the supporters of the soon-to-be-ousted Republic are plotting against the pretenders to the throne. Jaikie cannot resist taking a look and ends up being kidnapped twice. Moreover, he is not the only one needing to be rescued, and Evallonia’s fate hangs in the balance until Dickson McCunn appears on the scene.

This book is an excellent follow-up to the earlier adventures of Dickson McCunn and the Gorbals Die-Hards. John Buchan superbly keeps the balance between high drama and gentle humour. The book is highly recommended for anyone who appreciates the writing talents of Buchan. Or for anyone whose only experience of the author is the Thirty Nine Steps.

The book is in reasonable condition, the boards and pages are firm and well bound. The pages are very readable. There is some damage to the spine with cracking along the edge. There is no dust cover and there is a faint library stamp on the fly leaf and note page

Item details

Author(s):
John Buchan
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
18 X 12 cm
Edition:
1937 reprint
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Title:
The House of the Four Winds

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The House of the Four Winds is a novel of adventure by John Buchan, (author of The Thirty Nine Steps) first published in 1935. It is a Ruritanian romance, and the last of his three Dickson McCunn books.

The novel is set in the fictional Central European country of Evallonia in the early 1930s. It concerns the involvement of some Scottish visitors in the overthrow of a corrupt republic and the restoration of the monarchy. It is a sequel to ‘Huntingtower’ and ‘Castle Gay’, ‘The House of the Four Winds’ is set in Central Europe in the 1930’s. Scottish grocer Dickson McCunn features in his most exciting role. Gorbals Die-hards, Jaikie and his pals, are once again involved in the complex politics of Evallonia where the supporters of the soon-to-be-ousted Republic are plotting against the pretenders to the throne. Jaikie cannot resist taking a look and ends up being kidnapped twice. Moreover, he is not the only one needing to be rescued, and Evallonia’s fate hangs in the balance until Dickson McCunn appears on the scene.

This book is an excellent follow-up to the earlier adventures of Dickson McCunn and the Gorbals Die-Hards. John Buchan superbly keeps the balance between high drama and gentle humour. The book is highly recommended for anyone who appreciates the writing talents of Buchan. Or for anyone whose only experience of the author is the Thirty Nine Steps.

The book is in reasonable condition, the boards and pages are firm and well bound. The pages are very readable. There is some damage to the spine with cracking along the edge. There is no dust cover and there is a faint library stamp on the fly leaf and note page

Author(s):
John Buchan
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
18 X 12 cm
Edition:
1937 reprint
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Title:
The House of the Four Winds

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