The John Buchan Story

Peebles, Scottish Borders

Month: January 2019

Latest Offers from Crask Books! 11 March 2019

Hello again

Here is the final batch of books from the collection I bought in just before Christmas. No particular theme, just the remaining books, some of which are quite scarce whilst others are just nice copies of readily available 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. 

Two things I should add:

  1. As this is the last batch I will add any new orders to books I have already set aside for you, calculate the postage cost and invoice for the total amount. Otherwise one-off new orders will be dealt with in the usual way.
  2. If you are attending the John Buchan Society AGM weekend in Peebles I can retain any books you order and bring them to Peebles for you.

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.http://New John Buchan stock 110319.pdf

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