The John Buchan Story

Peebles, Scottish Borders

Month: June 2018

ITV Award for the Watch Border Life 2017 programme on the John Buchan Museum – 9 June 2018

On the 9th June 2018, the John Buchan episode took the Bronze award for the Watch Border Life feature programme 2017 at the ITV one awards

To watch the programme please click on the following link:

Irene Macdougall gives voice to the missing female characters of The 39 Steps – Neil Cooper, Theatre critic, The Herald, 7 June 2018

“The Thirty-Nine Steps” takes to stage again! This article appeared in the Herald on the 7 June 2018.!


Irene Macdougall gives voice to the missing female characters of The 39 Steps


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Crask Books – Latest News from Peter Thackeray! – 15 June 2018

A good response to the recent email about US editions with a large proportion sold but still a few left. This time the focus is on JB’s non-fiction works. In my view these are hugely under-read because of the high profile of his novels. But, as I have probably remarked before, a good writer is a good writer and many of his non-fiction works are good reads in themselves. His biographies are generally thorough and he brings out the character of his subject well – Cromwell and Scott are prime examples of this – and some of his shorter ‘memoirs’ are also worth reading. His writing about the war is, I believe, always sensitive and sympathetic without ever becoming maudlin.

The attached list is entirely of his non-fiction writing, almost exclusively first editions and, most noteworthy of all, nearly all have a dustwrapper, a good number of them very rare.

As always the price excludes shipping and you can order by email, telephone or post and orders are dealt with strictly on a first come, first served basis.


Peter Thackeray
Crask Books

Telephone: +44(0)7947 733860


History graduate puts famous Scottish author’s wartime propaganda on show – Peeblesshire News 29 May 2018

Emma Small’s work for the John Buchan Story has reached the Peeblesshire News. To read the  article, please click on the line below

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