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The 39 Steps by John Buchan
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Apr 13, 09

bookshelves: to-read, classic, espionage, fiction
Recommended to Richard by: Christopher Booker's "Seven Basic Plots"

(Apparently considered among the first "spy" novels, and the basis for the movie of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. I was led to John Buchan by a footnote in Christopher Booker's The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories (p. 317) in which he claims "Buchan was one of the few modern fiction writers Tolkien admired.")

Note: available online here, and on Goodreads as a downloadable TXT ebook. Copyright has expired for works published before 1923.
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