Home John Buchan The Gap in the Curtain. There was a batch of important Dominion appeals before the Judicial Committee, in every one of which I was engaged, and I had some heavy cases in the Commercial Court
Home John Buchan The Gap in the Curtain. There was a batch of important Dominion appeals before the Judicial Committee, in every one of which I was engaged, and I had some heavy cases in the Commercial Court. Of the two juniors who did most of my devilling one had a big patent-law action of his own, and the other was in a nursing home with appendicitis.
Home John Buchan The Gap in the Curtain. An association book-say one which Walter Scott presented to Wordsworth with an autograph inscription- can never be duplicated. The gap in the curtain, . 5. These things are better than banknotes- they are solid bullion. He simply could not hold the House-could hold it far less than Lanyard, who had a voice like a peahen, or John Fortingall, who stuttered and hesitated and rarely got a verb into his sentences. 9. At his first appearance he had shown an amazing gift of catching the atmosphere of the assembly and gripping its attention in a vice. His air had had authority in it, his voice had been compelling, his confidence had impressed without offending. great God! he seemed a different man.
Part of the action is autobiographical, featuring the agonies of a contemporary up-and-coming politician.
The Gap in the Curtain is a supernatural story. Led by an Einsteinian professor, five characters are able to see a copy of The London John Buchan was an author, a lawyer, an historian, and a politician (including being Governor General of Canada in the last years of his life). In his writing career he is perhaps best known for his 1915 spy-thriller, The 39 Steps, which was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935.
John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He wrote adventure novels, short-story collections and biographies. His passion for the Scottish countryside is reflected in much of his writing. Buchan's adventure stories are high in romance and are peopled by a large cast of characters. Richard Hannay, Dickson McCunn and Sir Edward Leithen are three that reappear several times. Alfred Hitchcock adapted his most famous book The Thirty-Nine Steps, featuring Hannay, for the big screen
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This book contains the classic supernatural novel 'The Gap In the Curtain', by the well-known John Buchan. The story is set in a country house, where guests are enabled by an eccentric scientist to see a glimpse of their futures. An entertaining read full of suspense, this book is highly recommended read. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Read Books Lt. eleased: Apr 16, 2013ISBN: 9781447481010Format: book.
As a long-time fan of John Buchan, I especially enjoyed my re-reading of "Gap In The Curtain". The typesetting within the book is attractive and skillful. No introduction or textual notes were provided, but when reading Buchan one does just fine without such decorations
As a long-time fan of John Buchan, I especially enjoyed my re-reading of "Gap In The Curtain". At a weekend gathering in the country, several people are enabled to glimpse certain items that will be printed in the newspaper exactly one year in the future. The author proceeds to show his readers how this information is used by each individual. No introduction or textual notes were provided, but when reading Buchan one does just fine without such decorations. As a 'first-rate second-tier author' generally, Buchan is near the height of his authorial vigor in The Gap in the Curtain.