SOLD - The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay -
1930 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Hannay Omnibus Edition
Penned in the early months of the first world war, while Buchan was writing for the War Propaganda Bureau and as a correspondent for The Times in France. Described as ‘the perfect thriller’, The Thirty-Nine Steps introduced the world to spy-catcher Major-General Sir Richard Hannay, KCB, OBE, DSO, Legion of Honour, who was based on a friend of Buchan’s from his days serving in South Africa - Edmund Ironside.
This is followed up by the brilliant Greenmantle in which Hannay undertakes a vital mission to prevent jihad in the Islamic Near East. In Mr Standfast, set in the decisive months of 1917-18, he must outwit a foe far more intelligent than himself, muster the courage to propose to the lovely, Mary Lamington and survive this brutal war. Ending with The Three Hostages, which introduces our hero to Dominick Medina, arguably Buchan's most complex and memorable villain.
1,204 pages of Rip-Roaring action, adventure, intrigue and suspense, that truly put a pipe-smoking ex-colonial gentleman and his friends to the test!