The Blanket of the Dark

Authorised Edition

John Buchan

 
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Birlinn
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846970726
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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An anonymous young man's life is about to be changed, as could the course of history.

It is 1536 and powerful men reveal to Peter Pentecost that it is he, and not the tyrannical Henry VIII, who should beon the throne of England. Can they persuade him to risk everything in a treasonable rebellion against the throne?

In the hands of the master thriller writer, John Buchan, the dark, dangerous days of Tudor England come alive like never before.

About The Author
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John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. He was born in Perth, an eldest son, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor and they subsequently had four children. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George's Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940. Hew Strachan is Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford; his research interests include military history from the 18th century to date, including contemporary strategic studies, but with particular interest in the First World War and in the history of the British Army.

REVIEWS
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Buchan knew that you can't buck the consequences of your actions, and that your life is what you make of it. Perhaps his peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism - daring living and high thinking - is due to return to fashion.

- The Independent Magazine

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