One of the most original and best adventure stories ever told, with spies, thrilling chase scenes, and explosions. With an introduction by Stella Rimington.
May 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure—a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay’s life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: What are the thirty-nine steps?
About John Buchan
John Buchan (1875–1940) was born in Perth, Scotland, and educated at Oxford where he published five books and won several awards, including one for poetry. He went on to be a barrister, a member of parliament, a soldier, a publisher, a… More about John Buchan