Ursula Buchan

Beyond The Thirty-Nine Steps : A Life of John Buchan

County Buildings
Fri 27 Sep

The Thirty-Nine Steps is known around the world. But its author’s life was as rich as fiction. Born in Glasgow’s Gorbals, John Buchan was a scholar, war reporter, MP, minister of wartime propaganda and muchloved Governor-General of Canada, equally at ease with fur trappers and prime ministers. Ursula Buchan, the granddaughter of “JB”, has drawn on newly discovered family papers to give a revealing new insight into his life, including the improbable love story at the heart of it. [003]


Supported by Barbara Moore