by John Buchan
After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent to South Africa to seek his fortune. A strange encounter on the voyage suggests that a tribal uprising is afoot, and David soon finds himself involved – at great risk to his life – with the charismatic leader, John Laputa.
Prester John was John Buchan’s first adventure story and is comparable in style and place to Rider Haggard and Robert Louis Stevenson.
With an introduction by Trevor Royle.
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.