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No 33 / Autumn 2005


From 'Other Gods' to 'Lost Gods': the genesis of an idea, by Kenneth Hillier early draft of part of The Island of Sheep

Other Gods, by John Buchan the draft as published in a school magazine

John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock, by Tony Williams the films and what might have been

The dreaming spires of Radinghem, by Anthony B Hope where the British Army HQ was in France

Ferris Greenslet's portrait of a friend, by Sylvia Jones Buchan's American publisher's memoirs

The 'school of Buchan': inter-war fiction in the Buchan style, by Michael Redley how Buchan influenced popular fiction between the wars.

Notes and Queries

Unwelcome resonances (on the pulling of Greenmantle from the BBC schedules after the London bombings, July 2005) Broadstairs: the truth (recollections of what exactly were the thirty-nine steps) Declaration of war (Canada against Germany, 1939) Random references On humanism (letter from reader) Wrong tree (eBay's ignorance) Kipling and Buchan (letter from editor of the Kipling Society Journal) Buchan on the stage (review of The Thirty-Nine Steps at West Yorkshire Playhouse) Buchan on the Somme (history revised, again)

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