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No 20/Spring 1999


Contents

Mr Caddell: An Appreciation, by Col John Buchan LLD [letter on Buchan's former teacher at Hutcheson's School, Glasgow]

Letter and poem of Appreciation, by Lord Tweedsmuir [to his departing ADC in Canada]

photos of Lord Tweedsmuir's desk, Rideau Hall, Ottawa

The Dancing Floor: Places and Sources, by Michael and Isobel Haslett [topographical and historical analysis of the background to the novel]

Interpretations of The Blanket of the Dark, by A E MacRobert [thoughtful personal view of the novel]

Thrillers and the Roots of Civilisation, by John Towner [discourse on how Buchan's thrillers worked in the genre]

A Throne for a Prince, by A E MacRobert [historical background to 'The Company of the Marjolaine']

JB Online, by David Marsh [survey of websites containing Buchan's work]

The Prester John Monument, Port Elizabeth, by John Oxley [histoical background to the monument at Port Elizabeth (photographs in previous issue)]

The Elsfield Plaque, by Kate Love [Society's Chairman on the unveiling of the plaque at Buchan's Oxfordshire home]

Notes and queries

Tweedsmuir in the Arctic [extract from memoirs of Archibald, the Bishop of the Arctic, on meeting Buchan]

Hannay fan [Lord Archer likes Hannay]

The Pity of War [book review]

Memory's Door (by Kenneth E Hunter) [funny personal recollection of Lord Tweedsmuir the visiting dignitary]

A Review of a Review [David Cannadine's review of Andrew Lownie's The Presbyterian Cavalier, by Ronald H Hargreaves)

The Thirty-Nine Steps in the Top Ten [Scotland's 10th favourite book]

Travelling Scot [review of Christopher Harvie 1989 essay on Buchan]


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