The Island of Sheep

by John Buchan

The Island of Sheep

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A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honour-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from unscrupulous and desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from the rural tranquility of his English manor to the Scottish Borders and, ultimately, to the remote Island of Sheep.

This, the last of the Hannay adventures – and the last of Buchan’s novels to be published during his lifetime – is a rare gem of high drama interwoven with Buchan’s personal beliefs about the problems of a post-war world.

With an introduction by Andrew Lownie.

This edition is authorised by the John Buchan Society.


John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist, born in Perth in 1875. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George’s Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940.

ISBN: 9781846971563

Publication date: 29/06/2010

Format: Paperback

Extent: 272

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Fiction

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