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John Buchan was born in Perth on 26th August, 1875. Educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1898 Buchan won the Newdigate Prize for poetry. Although trained as a lawyer, Buchan became private secretary to Lord Alfred Milner, high commissioner for South Africa. In 1903 he visa mer returned to England where he became a director of the publishing company, Thomas Nelson & Sons. In 1910 Buchan had his first novel, Prester John, published. In July 1914, Blackwood's Magazine began serializing Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps. With Britain on the verge of war, the nation was obsessed with German spy fever and its subject matter made it an immediate success. When it was published in book form, it sold over 25,000 copies in three months. Charles Masterman, the journalist, was appointed head of the government's War Propaganda Bureau. Masterman recruited Buchan and asked him to organise the publication of a history of the war in the form of a monthly magazine. Published by his own company, the first installment of the Nelson's History of the War appeared in February, 1915. A further twenty-three appeared at regular intervals throughout the war. In the spring of 1915, Buchan agreed to become one of the five journalists attached to the British Army. He was given responsibility for providing articles for The Times and the Daily News. In June 1916, Buchan was recruited by the British Army to draft communiqués for Sir Douglas Haig and other members of the General Headquarters Staff. Given the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps, Buchan was also provided with the documents needed to write the Nelson's History of the War. Buchan's History of the War provided the public with a completely false impression of what was going on the Western Front. Buchan also wrote a series of propoganda pamphlets published by Oxford University Press. In February, 1917, the government established a Department of Information. Given the rank Lieutenant Colonel, Buchan was put in charge on the department on an annual salary of £1,000 a year. After the war Buchan continued to write adventures stories such as Huntingtower, The Three Hostages, and Witch Wood (1927). He also became involved in politics and in 1927 was elected Conservative MP for the Scottish Universities. Buchan held the seat until granted the title Baron Tweedsmuir in 1935. Buchan was president of the Scottish History Society from 1929 to 1932, and wrote biographies of Montrose and Sir Walter Scott. Buchan also served as governor-general of Canada from 1935 to 1937 and chancellor of Edinburgh University from 1937 to 1940. John Buchan died on 12th February, 1940. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av John Buchan

De trettionio stegen (1915) 5,364 exemplar
Greenmantle (1916) 1,396 exemplar
Mr. Standfast (1919) 646 exemplar
Prester John (1910) 586 exemplar
The Three Hostages (1924) 557 exemplar
The Island of Sheep (1936) 479 exemplar
Huntingtower (1922) 377 exemplar
John Macnab (1925) 374 exemplar
The 39 Steps [1935 film] (1935) — original novel — 301 exemplar
Witch Wood (1927) 270 exemplar
Sick Heart River (1941) 218 exemplar
The House of the Four Winds (1925) 209 exemplar
Castle Gay (1925) 197 exemplar
Memory Hold-the-Door (1940) 195 exemplar
The Dancing Floor (1926) 191 exemplar
The Free Fishers (1934) 179 exemplar
The Gap in the Curtain (1932) 168 exemplar
The Courts of the Morning (1929) 152 exemplar
The Power-House (1913) 149 exemplar
The Blanket of the Dark (1931) 148 exemplar
Midwinter (1923) 142 exemplar
The Path of the King (1921) 126 exemplar
Salute to Adventurers (1915) 114 exemplar
The Runagates Club (1928) 113 exemplar
Stories (2008) 93 exemplar
Oliver Cromwell (1934) 92 exemplar
John Burnet of Barns (1898) 91 exemplar
A Prince of the Captivity (1933) 88 exemplar
Montrose (1928) 81 exemplar
Sir Walter Scott (1925) 79 exemplar
Adventures of Richard Hannay (1939) 66 exemplar
Augustus (1939) 64 exemplar
The Half-Hearted (1900) 58 exemplar
The Magic Walking Stick (1914) 46 exemplar
The Massacre of Glencoe (1985) 42 exemplar
A Lost Lady of Old Years (1899) 41 exemplar
Julius Caesar (1930) 38 exemplar
The King's grace, 1910-1935 (1935) 38 exemplar
The Battle of the Somme (2010) 31 exemplar
The Long Traverse (1941) 30 exemplar
Sir Quixote of the Moors (1895) 24 exemplar
Supernatural Tales (1997) 23 exemplar
The 39 Steps [2008 TV Movie] (2008) — Novel — 22 exemplar
Homilies and Recreations (1926) 19 exemplar
A Lodge in the Wilderness (1906) 19 exemplar
Sir Walter Raleigh (1911) 17 exemplar
The Far Islands (1984) 17 exemplar
The Clearing House (1946) 15 exemplar
The Thirty Nine Steps [1978 film] (1978) — Novel — 14 exemplar
The Kirk in Scotland 1560-1929 (1985) 12 exemplar
The African Colony (1903) 11 exemplar
Lord Minto, A Memoir (1924) 11 exemplar
The Marquis of Montrose (1996) 11 exemplar
Scholar Gipsies (1896) 10 exemplar
Poems Scots and English (1917) 9 exemplar
Men and Deeds (1935) 8 exemplar
Canadian Occasions (1940) 8 exemplar
Modern Short Stories (1926) — Redaktör — 7 exemplar
Suuren käärmeen luola (1962) 6 exemplar
The Wind in the Portico (2020) 6 exemplar
Episodes of the Great War (1936) 5 exemplar
The Grove Of Ashtaroth (2018) 5 exemplar
Gordon at Khartoum (2001) 5 exemplar
Sinisen antiloopin lähde (1962) 5 exemplar
MUSA PISCATRIX [The Bodley Anthologies]. (1896) — Redaktör — 4 exemplar
Fullcircle (2013) 4 exemplar
Skule Skerry 4 exemplar
No-man's-land (2018) 4 exemplar
Brasenose College (1898) 4 exemplar
Andrew Jameson Lord Ardwall (1913) 3 exemplar
Basilissa (1994) 3 exemplar
Spies and Secret Agents (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
The Battle Of Jutland (2013) 3 exemplar
Adventurers All : An Omnibus (1925) 3 exemplar
Divus Johnston (2014) 2 exemplar
Ship to Tarshish 2 exemplar
The last crusade 2 exemplar
The Outgoing Of The Tide (2011) 2 exemplar
The Kings of Orion 2 exemplar
Fountainblue 2 exemplar
The Thirty-nine steps (2010) 2 exemplar
Space (1990) 2 exemplar
The John Buchan Collection (2015) 2 exemplar
John Buchan: The Best Works (2018) 1 exemplar
Great Occasions (1941) 1 exemplar
Richard Hannay Adventures (2017) 1 exemplar
John Buchan on Angling (2016) 1 exemplar
The Pilgrim Fathers (2012) 1 exemplar
France The Nations of To-Day A New History of the World (1965) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
English Literature, Vols. 1-2 — Inledning — 1 exemplar
Mr. Standfast / Huntingtower (2011) 1 exemplar
The novel and the fairy tale (1931) 1 exemplar
Short Stories 1 exemplar

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Spionhistorier fra hele verden — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
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Rosemary — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 5, March 1911] (1911) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 6, April 1911] (1911) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 1, May 1911] (1911) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Duchy Zimowej Nocy 1 exemplar
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Andra namn
Tweedsmuir, Lord
Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, 1st Baron
Födelsedag
1875-08-26
Avled
1940-02-11
Begravningsplats
Elsfield, Oxfordshire, UK
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Land (för karta)
Scotland, UK
Födelseort
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Dödsort
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Bostadsorter
Perth, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Fife, Scotland, UK
South Africa
Oxford, England, UK
London, England, UK
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (visa alla 7)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Utbildning
University of Glasgow (classics)
Oxford University (Brasenose College) (Literae Humaniores)
Yrken
writer
journalist
military officer
politician
MP (Scottish Universities)
governor-general (Canada) (visa alla 8)
chancellor (Edinburgh University)
diplomat
Relationer
Buchan, Anna (sister)
Buchan, Susan Grosvenor (wife)
Buchan, James (grandson)
Buchan, John Norman Stuart (son)
Buchan, William James de l'Aigle (son)
Buchan, Ursula (granddaughter)
Organisationer
Scottish Historical Society
Priser och utmärkelser
Privy Counsel of the United Kingdom (1937)
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (Knight Grand Cross) (1935)
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (1939)
Order of the Companions of Honour (1932)
Hereditary Peerage (1935)
Deputy Lieutenant (visa alla 9)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1928)
Newdigate Prize (1898)
Stanhope Prize (1897)
Kort biografi
Buchan was the son of a Free Church minister, and grew up in Fife. He read classics at Glasgow University, winning a scholarship that enabled him to continue his studies at Oxford.

After graduating, he went to South Africa in the aftermath of the Boer War as aide to Alfred Milner. After an unsuccessful attempt to make his way as a lawyer, he went into publishing. In 1907, he linked himself to the English aristocracy by marrying the Duke of Westminster's cousin, Susan Grosvenor.

In the years immediately before World War I, he started to make a name for himself as a writer of adventure stories. T

During World War I he continued to write adventure stories in between propaganda work for the government and reporting the war for the Times.

After the war, Buchan settled down in a country house outside Oxford, later becoming a Unionist MP

In 1935 he was appointed Governor-General of Canada. At the time, this was an appointment that went with a peerage, so he became Baron Tweedsmuir. He died in 1940.

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