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The Runagates Club

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These twelve stories are told by the old soldiers of the Runagates Club as they reminisce. Richard Hanny, hero of ‘The Thirty-nine Steps’, reappears recounting a trek into the bush in ‘The Green Wildebeest’. In ‘Dr Lartius’, John Palliser-Yeates describes an ingenious Secret Service operation during the First World War. A German code is finally broken in ‘The Loathly Oppos ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by House of Stratus (first published 1928)
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dragonhelmuk
Oct 04, 2012 dragonhelmuk rated it really liked it
A series of short stories by John Buchan including the Wind in the Portico which is an old favourite of mine. The books all share a frame-story of a group of world-stomping gentlemen in a club in Victorian London sharing stories from their pasts. Buchan is in fine style throughout this book and produces such gems as:

{incipient horror}
"I found I could not take my eyes from the waters. They seemed to flow from the north in a strong stream, black as the heart of the elder ice, irresistible as fate,
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Dec 16, 2016 Vikas Datta rated it it was amazing
Most entertaining..
Stephen
Nov 21, 2014 Stephen rated it liked it
Brings together many Buchan characters in short stories. I think J.B. is a better novelist than short story writer. I certainly wish I could have been a member of the Runagates' Club, but would nothing to contribute after dinner like what these men had to recount.
K.
May 05, 2009 K. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Buchan lovers
More short stories by Buchan, reviving loved characters from others of his books. Very enjoyable. All extremely well crafted, he really was the master of the short story genre.

Not so much "adventurous" as stories of interesting lives & occurrences.
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John Buchan (1st Baron Tweedsmuir) was a Scottish novelist and public servant who combined a successful career as an author of thrillers, historical novels, histories and biographies with a parallel career in public life. At the time of his death he was Governor-General of Canada.

Buchan was educated at Glasgow and Oxford Universities. After a brief career in law he went to South Africa in 1902 wh
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