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Text source: http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301551h.html (please only read from this text!)This is the last of Buchan’s ‘Richard Hannay’ novels. It’s cast of Characters, in addition to Hannay himself, includes from earlier novels, Sandy Clanroyden and the villain D’Invraville. Buchan also introduces a merchant banker 'Lombard' and Hannay’s son Peter John. The action takes place in England, Scotland and the ‘Norland’ Islands, (presumably the Faroes) where a neurotic Norland millionaire who has a claim on Hannay’s protection and owns an island is under attack.
Even the Buchan Society (http://www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk) concede that this is not one of his best novels ‘occasionally charming and amusing, but no more’ but it is a perfectly good read and those who like Buchan’s style will enjoy having the series properly rounded off.
The title was previously used by Buchan for a political novel, never reprinted and now very rare. (Summary by AJM)
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Artist: John Buchan
Album: The Island of Sheep
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Book Title: The Island of Sheep
Author: John Buchan
Dates of birth and death of author:(26 August 1875 - 11 February 1940)
Dates of birth and death of translator: N/A
Date of first publication: 1936
Number of sections the project will have: 16
Does the project have a preface that will be recorded as a separate section? NO
Tags that describe the book Adventure / Early 20th Century / Scotland
Summary for the catalog (from Wikipedia or written by you): To Come
Online text source: http://www.gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301551h.html