THE JOHN BUCHAN STORY Peebles, Scottish Borders

Crask Books

Guides to John Buchan’s Writing by Peter Thackeray – November 2019 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.
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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: peter.thackeray@ntlworld.com telephone: (+44) 7947 733860 mail: 1 Halls Brook, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6HE
28 May 2020 - Reductions! Hello everyone I hope that many of you have been enjoying the recent fine weather. A couple of things to touch upon today. Firstly, some of the book stock I carry is sold on behalf of others and in discussion with one of those contacts we have agreed to offer some of their books at substantial discounts. The list is attached and, as usual, the prices exclude postage/shipping. To order, email or telephone and let me know the reference number and title of the book(s) you would like and I will confirm the total cost including postage. Payment by sterling cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Secondly, I have been bombarded recently with messages from a firm which offers to value my antiques and collectables for the princely sum of £10 per item - and their promotional video starts with books! Just a reminder that I can provide a desk-top valuation from a list of books provided by you at a cost of 0.4% of the value (no VAT as I de-registered a couple of years ago). I can also, once lockdown has eased sufficiently, do on-site valuations. In this case the fee and expenses would be agreed with you beforehand. Kind regards Peter Reductions