The Three Hostages

The Three Hostages by John Bucken

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This early (1924) spy adventure is one of five Buchan novels featuring the heroic Richard Hannay. Hannay is called out of retirement to rescue the kidnapped offspring of three highly placed British citizens. Hannay soon uncovers a global syndicate supporting a single man who has notions of world domination. The story suffers from exaggerated descriptions of its characters. For instance, the kidnapper, Medina, is not just a good shot, he`s the best shot in England next to the King. The British are portrayed as wonderful people, but other races fare less well. Yet the story is undoubtedly good fun and is enhanced by the modulated voice and subtle characterizations of British actor Edmund Dehn. For large suspense collections.

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John Buchan (not Buchan, not Buchan, and not Bushan - John Buchan ) August 26, 1875, Scotland - February 11, 1940, Canada Lord John Buchan, 15th Governor of Canada, diplomat and writer, author of spy novels and books on British history.  English pronunciation / ʤɒn ˈbʌkən / - Baken , and not some Frenchman Bushan (John Buchan), under which name his books are now published in Russia by semi-literate publishers. More details can be found - http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backen,_John,_1-th_Baron_Twidsmoor http://www.gumer.info/bibliotek_Buks/Linguist/Article/anzim.php http: //ru.wikipedia.

org / wiki / Clan_Buchan - the article, however, needs editing http://www.chukfamily.ru/Kornei/Prosa/Holmes.htm http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_nine_stages_(1935 movie) Born in Perth, Scotland. In 1892 he received a scholarship to study at the University of Glasgow, in 1895 - a scholarship to study at Oxford. While studying at Oxford, John published his first novel, Sir Quixote of Moore ...

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John Buchan (not Buchan, not Buchan, and not Bushan - John Buchan ) August 26, 1875, Scotland - February 11, 1940, Canada Lord John Buchan, 15th Governor of Canada, diplomat and writer, author of spy novels and books on British history.  English pronunciation / ʤɒn ˈbʌkən / - Baken , and not some Frenchman Bushan (John Buchan), under which name his books are now published in Russia by semi-literate publishers. More details can be found - http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backen,_John,_1-th_Baron_Twidsmoor http://www.gumer.info/bibliotek_Buks/Linguist/Article/anzim.php http: //ru.wikipedia. org / wiki / Clan_Buchan - the article, however, needs editing http://www.chukfamily.ru/Kornei/Prosa/Holmes.htm http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_nine_stages_(1935 movie) Born in Perth, Scotland. In 1892 he received a scholarship to study at the University of Glasgow, in 1895 - a scholarship to study at Oxford. While studying at Oxford, John published his first novel, Sir Quixote of Moore (1896), and in 1898 received the Newdigate Prize for Poetry. After university, John Bucken worked as a journalist for Blackwood & # 039; s magazine, during the Boer War he was a member of the South African administration. From 1903 to 1906, John did legal work and continued to publish novels. In 1907 he became director of Thomas Nelson & Sons Publishing House, in 1910 - Prester Publishing House. John Bucken called his espionage and adventure works "shockers", and also after Walter Scott - romance (Incredible events in them develop within the limits of the possible). The most famous of them - "39 Steps" (filmed by A. Hitchcock) began to appear in the magazine "Blackwood`s" in July 1914. The hero of this and several other novels - Richard Hanney - corresponded to the real-life British intelligence officer William Ironside. This and other spy novels by Baken brought him worldwide fame, and also determined the type of heroic spy novel of the first half of the 20th century, later revived by Ian Fleming. Baken himself did not attach much importance to them, considering himself a professional politician and amateur fiction writer. During the First World War, John Bucken was a war correspondent, then served as a lieutenant in the intelligence service. John Bucken wrote not only novels and short stories, but also historical works, as well as biographies of Scottish politicians and artists. His career is respected: President of the Scottish Historical Society; Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh; Regional Director of Reuters; Member of the Board of the Scottish Universities Association; Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Scottish Church; and, finally, for 5 years (1935 - 40) Governor General of Canada, where he moved with his family in 1935. In the same year he was granted the nobility. The writer died in Canada on February 11, 1940. The state funeral took place in Ottawa, then his ashes were transported on the cruiser HMS "Orion" for final burial at the family estate in Oxfordshire. In late 1979, the John Buchan Society ( The John Buchan Society ) was formed at the University of Edinburgh, which publishes a yearbook and conducts a special tour of Canada. His grandson - James Buchan is a writer and journalist. © Detective. Declaration of love , John Buchan Society , Wikipedia , Website of the Governor General of Canada .  Bibliography Series Richard Hannay 1914 - 1. The Thirty-Nine Steps - 39 steps 1916 - 2. Greenmantle 1918 - 3. Mr Standfast (aka Mr Steadfast) 1924 - 4. The Three Hostages 1929 - 5. The Courts of the Morning 1936 - 6. The Island of Sheep (aka The Man From the Norlands) 1919 - Adventures of Richard Hannay (omnibus) 1993 - The Complete Richard Hannay (omnibus) Leithen Stories 1916 - The Power House 1925 - John MacNab 1926 - The Dancing Floor 1941 - Sick Heart River (aka Mountain Meadow ) Dickson McCunn 1922 - Huntingtower 1930 - Castle Gay 1937 - House of the Four Winds Novels 1895 - Sir Quixote of the Moors 1898 - John Burnet of Barns 1899 - A Lost Lady of Old Years 1900 - The Half-Hearted 1906 - A Lodge in the Wilderness 1910 - Prester John 1915 - Salute to Adventurers 1921 - The Path of the King 1923 - Midwinter 1927 - Witch Wood 1931 - The Blanket of the Dark 1932 - The Gap in the Curtain 1932 - The Magic Walking Stick 1933 - A Prince of the Captivity 1934 - The Free Fishers 1941 - The Long Traverse (aka Lake of Gold) Omnibus 1962 - Five Spy Novels (with Martha Albrand, Eric Ambler, Manning Coles and E Phillips Oppenheim) 2010 - The Best of John Buchan Collections 1899 - Gray Weather: Moorland Tales of My Own People 1902 - The Watcher by the Threshold: And Other Tales 1912 - The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies 1928 - The Runagates Club 1946 - The Clearing House: A Survey of One Man`s Mind A Selection from the Writings of John Buchan () 1980 - The Best Short Stories of John Buchan 1991 - The Best Supernatural Stories of John Buchan 2007 - Supernatural Buchan: Stories of Ancient Spirits Uncanny Places And Strange Creatures Anthologies edited 1924 - The Northern Muse: An Anthology of Scots Vernacular Poetry Non fiction 1896 - Scholar Gipsies 1897 - Sir Walter Raleigh 1911 - Sir Walter Scott 1913 - Andrew Jameson, Lord Ardwall 1917 - The Battle Of T he Somme First Phase 1920 - Francis and Riversdale Grenfell: A Memoir 1922 - A History of the Great War 1923 - The Last Secrets: The Final Mysteries of Exploration 1923 - Days to Remember: The Britain Empire in the Great War 1924 - Lord Minto: A Memoir 1928 - Montrose 1932 - Julius Caesar 1933 - The Massacre of Glencoe 1934 - Oliver Cromwell 1935 - The King`s Grace: 1910 - 1935 1936 - Episodes Of The Great War 1937 - Augustus 1938 - Naval Episodes of the Great War 1940 - Memory Hold -the-Door 1940 - Pilgrim`s Way 1947 - John Buchan By His Wife and Friends 1991 - The History of The First World War Anthologies containing stories by John Buchan 1932 - The Silver Ship 1946 - And the Darkness Falls Short stories The Grove of Ashtaroth (1912) Power House (1922) The Strange Adventure of Mr Andrew Hawthorn Films based on the works of John Baken The 39 Steps / 39 Steps (1935, Hitchcock) The 39 Steps (1959, Ralph Thomas , remake of the Hitchcock one) The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978, Don Sharp) The 39 Steps (announced 2006, Robert Towne remake of the 1935 film - unlikely to surface anytime soon) Huntingtower (1927, George Pearson, B + W, silent) Huntingtower (1957, TV, Shaun Sutton) Huntingtower (1978, TV, Bob Hird) The Three Hostages (1977, TVM, Clive Donner) Hannay (TV series 1988-9, dir. Ken Hannam) John Macnab (TV series, 1976, dir. Donald McWhinnie)