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.
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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
Late February 2021 ~ New Stock of Books! Hello everyone Quite a flurry of recent activity. Once again, there is a wide range of books. For John Buchan collectors there are a number of rare/scarce Blanchard section C books and for everyone else there is a wide range of good reading. A particularly unusual item is a complete 10-volume set of The Children's Story of the War; this perhaps seems very strange to our minds, perhaps, but of course there was no internet, no TV, no radio broadcasts and World War I was such a significant event that Nelson thought it worthwhile to publish this. Complete sets are rare. Kind regards Peter Thackeray Crask Books Please click on New Stock of Books to open the pdf list.
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March 2021 ~ Anthologies! Hello everyone I find anthologies enjoyable books at times. They are excellent for just dipping into and reading a story or two or a few poems. On some occasions you become re-acquainted with an old friend, as it were; on others you come across a hitherto unknown writer and have the pleasure of finding out how good he or she is. I'm also intrigued by how many anthologies of the first half of the 20th century include prose or poetry by John Buchan. Perhaps a sign of the degree to which Buchan was part of the 'literary consciousness' of that era. Here are a dozen anthologies covering a wide range of authors and poets. Kind regards Peter Thackeray, Crask Books Please click on Anthologies to open the pdf list.