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The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
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really liked it

What fun to race around the Scottish countryside, hiding from the enemy, impersonating various people and fighting for the common good. It’s a pity Richard Hannay couldn’t stop WWI completely but hey, he gives it a good old try.
I have read this book before and enjoyed it mainly because (this is from memory) it was a very different book than I normally read. This time I read it because I wanted to study “the tone” of the main character, conversations and the general feel of the times. What I found myself enjoying this time around was the descriptions of the countryside - the beautiful Scottish highlands and lowlands. How lovely to be the only person on a quiet road. To come upon a stream, a small cottage and have the wilds to yourselves. I’m guessing it’s still possible in this part of the world but I’m sure it’s getting much harder. I really enjoyed this book and am actually going to read the rest in the series unless I get seriously sidetracked which is always a possibility!
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October 11, 2012 – Finished Reading
October 16, 2012 – Shelved

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Bookguide I grew up not far from the real 39 steps, in Broadstairs: http://bygonekent.org.uk/article/buch...


Debbie Robson Thanks for the link Bookguide. It's clever how he took bits and pieces of the real place to create the fictional one.


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