The John Buchan Story

Peebles, Scottish Borders

Month: January 2019

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Hello again

Hello everyone

Attached is a list of books acquired in the last couple of months. Not a large selection but varied – something for everyone perhaps. There are some unusual, but low cost books, one or two rarities and an interesting copy of Poems Scots and English.

I have just acquired another small collection and will be sending out details of that once I have catalogued the books.

As always all prices are in pounds sterling (£) and exclude postage/shipping. To order simply email or telephone me with the reference number and title of he book(s) you would like and I will then confirm availability and the total cost including shipping. 

Kind regards


--  Peter Thackeray Crask Books 1 Halls Brook, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6HE, UK email: Telephone: +44(0)7947 733860

Please click on the pdf link to view Peter’s list:

The John Buchan Society – January 2019 Newsletter

The latest, January 2019,  John Buchan Society’s Newsletter is now available.

Please click on the link below to read the pdf version.


“BEYOND THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS” by Ursula Buchan – 18 April 2019

Ursula Buchan’s long-awaited biography is due to be released for publication on 18 April. As part of her extensive research Ursula has been able to draw upon recently discovered family documents as well as a number of major archival collections. In addition to producing a comprehensive record of JB’s life her aim has been to reveal more of ‘the man’, something which has been lacking to some extent in earlier biographies.

The RRP of the book is £25 but you will be able to obtain a copy through Crask Books for £24 inclusive of UK postage. Orders from overseas will attract additional shipping costs which will depend on the destination; those costs will be advised at the time of ordering.

All copies ordered through Crask Books will be signed by Ursula and, in accordance with my usual practice, 5% of my gross profit will be donated to the John Buchan Story.

In order to reserve a copy please email, write to me or telephone me using the attached form below. Orders should reach me no later than Thursday 28 February.

Payment will not be required until the book is available. I am hoping to have copies available for the John Buchan Society weekend in late March and if you are going to be there you will be able to obtain a copy for £20 if pre-ordered or £22 if not.

Peter Thackeray

Crask Books

1 Halls Brook, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6HE, UK


Telephone: +44(0)7947 733860


‘John Buchan was a writer of considerable significance but he was also a man who led a remarkable public life. This magnificent biography leads us through that life with great style and understanding’ Alexander McCall Smith