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Boys are mysterious creatures, with rich imaginations and inner lives at which most can only guess. Luckily, a few writers have the talent to capture their fantasies of extraordinary adventure and epic bravery.
Inspired by the success of The Dangerous Book For Boys, the six titles of the "Penguin Great Books For Boys" collection celebrate the adventurer within every boy with tales of shipwreck, murder, espionage, and survival. With a striking series look that is nostalgic and, at the same time, completely modern, these Great Books For Boys are sure to appeal to boys young and old.
Adventurer Richard Hannay has just returned from South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his London life a until a murder is committed in his flat, just days after the victim had warned him of an assassination plot that could bring Britain to the brink of war. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland, where he must use all his wits to stay one step ahead of the game a and warn the government before it is too late.
One of the most popular adventure stories ever written.
The Thirty-Nine Steps established John Buchan as the original thriller writer and inspired many other novelists and film makers including Alfred Hitchcock.
About the Author
John Buchan (1875-1940) was born in Perth, Scotland and educated at Oxford where he published five books and won several awards, including one for poetry. He went on to be a barrister, a member of parliament, a soldier, a publisher, a historical biographer, and - in 1935 - he became the Govenor-General of Canada. Today he is best remembered as the author of his perennially popular adventure novels. Sir John Keegan is a world-renowned historian of the First World War. His books include The First World War (Pimlico), A History of Warfare (Pimlico), and a biography of Winston Churchill (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, November 2003).
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 149
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.136 x 11.125 x 1.219
Weight (kg): 0.118