THE JOHN BUCHAN STORY Peebles, Scottish Borders

Crask Books

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
April 2021 ~ Variety is the spice of life! Hello to you all Nice to see some glimmers of normality appearing; let's hope it continues. Another 'something for everyone' selection again, albeit with some strong leanings to John Buchan. 1. News of a newly-published book from The John Buchan Story (the Peebles-based museum of Buchan's life) entitled Hail to Priorsford. Click here 2. I have a variety of magazines etc. in stock which are perhaps little-known but may be of interest. Apologies for the first picture! Click here 3. I have acquired for sale an intriguing piece of Buchania (Anna Buchan's term for such things). See attached 'The Island of Sheep'. Peter
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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.