John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, GCMG, GCVO, CH, PC was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort during World War I. He was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities in 1927, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction.
The John Buchan Collection features:
The Thirty-Nine Steps Greenmantle Mr. Standfast Huntingtower The Power-House The Half-Hearted John Burnet Of Barns: A Romance A Lodge In The Wilderness A Lost Lady Of Old Years The Path Of The King Prester John Salute To Adventurers Sir Quixote Of The Moors Grey Weather Prester John At The Article Of Death Politics And The May-Fly A Reputation A Journey Of Little Profit At The Rising Of The Waters The Earlier Affection The Black Fishers Summer Weather The Oasis In The Snow The Herd Of Standlan Streams Of Water In The South The Moor-Song Comedy In The Full Moon The Moon Endureth: Tales And Fantasies The Watcher By The Threshold The Far Islands A Book Of Escape And Hurried Journeys and Scholar Gispies