The John Buchan Story

Peebles, Scottish Borders

Month: January 2019

Crask Books – New John Buchan stock – 18 January 2019

Hello everyone

Shortly before Christmas I took delivery of a collection of over 100 books and intend to send out the information about over a number of Book News emails. The first batch is attached. As usual 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.

Feel free to contact me with questions about any of the books.

Kind regards

Peter Thackeray

Please click on the pdf link to see the full list.

CRASK BOOKS – JANUARY SALE!

First of all, a Happy New Year to you all.

I know the traditional January sale has been replaced by pre-Christmas sales and, seemingly, all year round sales but I’m old-fashioned. Anyway, I am looking to clear a bit of space in my book store so attached is a list of books all of which are significantly reduced. They cover a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction and also a wide range of prices. Feel free to ask any questions about any of the books on the list. Please note that all prices are in pounds sterling (£) and exclude postage/shipping costs.

To order books:

  • email, telephone or write giving the reference number and title of the book(s) you want.
  • I will confirm availability and reserve the books for you. With the confirmation I will send yo an invoice which will include the postage/shipping cost.
  • Payment may be made by sterling cheque, PayPal or bank transfer. I am unable to take payment by credit/debit card.
  • As soon as possible after receipt of payment I will send the books and confirm despatch.

Shortly before Christmas I bought in a collection of over 100 John Buchan and Buchan-related books and I will begin notifying you of those next week. Many are of high quality and/or rare and unusual.

If you do not wish to receive Book News in future please reply with the single word ‘Delete’.

Kind regards

Peter Thackeray

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Peter Thackeray
Crask Books
1 Halls Brook, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6HE, UK
email:     peter.thackeray@ntlworld.com
Telephone: +44(0)7947 733860

“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

email:    peter.thackeray@ntlworld.com

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

Something to look forward to – “Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps”! – To be released April 2019!

Ursula Buchan read Modern History at Cambridge and was for many years a gardening journalist and author, but has recently turned more to social history, with a study of gardening in the Second World War. She has written 17 books so far. She is a daughter of John Buchan’s second son, William.
It’s been more than twenty years since the last full-length biography of John Buchan was published, so it’s good to know that another one is on the way. Ursula Buchan is at present engaged on writing a ‘life’ of her grandfather, to be published by Bloomsbury Publishing in late 2018, all being well. Ursula is very grateful that she’s been able to study the archives and photographs held in the Museum in Peebles, amongst many other places. Last year, she spent several weeks in Canada, doing research in the archives held by Queen’s University, and visiting the places where John Buchan and his wife, Susan, lived when he was Governor-General. She hopes to finish the book by the end of the year. When asked, she said it was the most fascinating project that she had ever attempted.

 

Ursula Buchan’s long-awaited biography is due to be released for publication on 18 April 2019. 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

email:    peter.thackeray@ntlworld.com

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

 

“Many More Than 39 Steps!” – 10th March 2019

The John Buchan Story museum is hosting a special showing of the three Thirty-Nine Steps films on 10 March 2019, The event will be at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles and, of course, refreshments will be available. Details are given below.

 

Please come along and see one or all of the films!