Description - Greenmantle by John Buchan
As the First World War begins, one man may hold the key to victory. When Major Richard Hannay has his recuperation interrupted by a telegram from British Intelligence, his hopes are high for a promotion. However, his orders are not for Europe's battlefields, but for another deadly mission into the core of the enemy's secret plans. Teaming up with his good friend sandy Arbuthnot and the American agent Blenkiron. Hannay is nervous about his assignment - not least because no one can tell him exactly what it is. But as he travels to the heart of the Middle East, Hannay discovers the terrible truth- the Germans have discovered a deadly secret weapon, one that has the power to unleash hell and change the entire course of the war. Even with the might of the British behind him, this may be an adventure too far for Major Hannay ...
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(181mm x 113mm x 26mm)
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Author Biography - John Buchan
John Buchan was born in Perth in 1875, the son of a Scottish Presbyterian minister, and educated at Glasgow. He gained a first at Oxford University, where he began writing, producing two volumes of essays, four novels and two collections of stories and poems before the age of twenty-five. He worked briefly as a lawyer, then served as a private secretary in the colonial administration of South Africa after the Boer War. During the war he worked both as a journalist and at Britain's War Propaganda Bureau, eventually becoming Director of Information. He published his most popular novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps, in 1915, and it has never since been out of print. In 1935 Buchan was elevated to the peerage, becoming Baron Tweedmuir of Elsfield, and later that year was appointed Governor General of Canada by King George V. He died on 11 February 1940.