The Three Hostages was written by John Buchan, whose real life was nearly as colorful as that of his protagonist, Sir Richard Hannay. This is the fourth of five Hannay novels, the first being The Thirty-Nine Steps, made more famous by the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. This fourth novel finds Sir Richard reluctantly interrupted from his English countryside retirement to solve a case of international intrigue. Author Buchan (1st Baron Tweedsmuir) served in many roles in government in addition to his prodigious writing career. During World War I he was Director of Information in the British Government and wrote a 24-volume history of the War. His final governmental position was as the Governor-General of Canada, where he passed in 1940. For more information, read the biography on Goodreads.
Book publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Book copyright: 1924
Size: 5″ x 7-5/8″
Dust jacket: No
Back matter: none
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