Friday, April 17, 2015

BBC Radio 4: "The Buchan Tradition."

In "The Buchan Tradition," BBC Radio 4 talks to two writer grandchildren of John Buchan--James and Ursula Buchan--as well as Buchan companion author Kate Macdonald to discuss works such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, and Mr. Standfast; Buchan heroes Richard Hannay and Edward Leithen; and the style of storytelling established by Buchan that can be seen in works by later authors such as Geoffrey Household (Rogue Male). The program includes a clip of Buchan speaking.


Yvette said...

Thanks for this. I love John Buchan's work and have recently been immersing myself in his world. :) I most especially adore HUNTINGTOWER which I read a few weeks ago. A book hard to put down.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

I love Buchan's message in _The Thirty-Nine Steps_: the amateur Hannay beats the professional spies through his own unique inner gifts.

Yvette said...

I agree. Similar message in HUNTINGTOWER. A book I loved even more than 39 STEPS. Believe it or not. :)

Here's a link to my review if you get a chance: