THE JOHN BUCHAN STORY Peebles, Scottish Borders

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Guides to John Buchan’s Writing by Peter Thackeray In descriptions of John Buchan’s books there is often reference to ‘Blanchard’. In this article, Peter explains the significance of the ‘Blanchard’ and the details of John Buchan’s writing. Please click on the links below to read Peter’s articles.
Crask Books (formerly SMS Books) was formed out of my John Buchan collecting habit some 15 years ago. Through a series of unexpected events we became, some 9 years ago, the largest dealers in the world of books by and about John Buchan and his family. The aim is to keep as wide a range as possible but, because of the extreme rarity of some of his works we can never have everything that was written by JB. For full details of all our services, for a current stock list or for any book-related queries you can contact us as follows: email: telephone: (+44) 7947 733860 mail: 1 Halls Brook, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6HE
December 2020 ~ Sets of Books Hello everyone This is probably my last newsletter before Christmas and you will see that it covers a range of sets of books that I have in stock. Full details are attached. There are also a few recent additions to stock to mention: 9804 A Buchan Companion by Paul Webb (1994). GBP 20 A guide to the characters, places and backgrounds of John Buchan's novels and short stories. Informative and written with occasional tongue-in-cheek humour. Excellent condition with a very good dustwrapper. 9807 Poems Scots and English (1936 - 1953 printing). GBP 20 The rarest title in the Nelson Uniform edition. Includes a number of poems not included in the first edition (1917). Rubbed/bumped slightly around the edges. There is a diagonal crease in the cloth on the front cover. Excellent internally. 9808 In Praise of Tweed by WS Crockett (1899). GBP 40 An anthology of poetry and short prose pieces about the River Tweed and Tweeddale compiled by the then minister of Tweedsmuir. It includes poems by Scott, Wordsworth and Andrew Lang as well as some of Crockett's own poetry. There are also several poems by Revd. John Buchan, the father of the novelist. It begins with a lengthy introduction by Crockett. This is number 203 of an edition limited to 250 copies. Kind regards Peter Thackeray Crask Books Please click on Sets of Books to open the pdf list of bargains!
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