WITCH WOOD, HUNTINGTOWER
& THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS
Published in: Paperback.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1997
John Buchan was a prolific author, and can be fairly called the father of the modern thriller genre. Enduringly popular, many of his books have never been out of print: and yet serious critics have had little to say about him, although contemporary writers such as Graham Greene were appreciative of his work.
Christopher MacLachlan’s Scotnote provides a thorough overview and critical appraisal of three Buchan novels, substantially set in Scotland, for senior school pupils and students at all levels.
- Life of John Buchan
- Witch Wood:
- The Thirty-Nine Steps
- Sex, Race and Class in John Buchan’s Novels
- Select Bibliography