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Polygon
01 June 2018
Fiction & Literature; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Thriller & suspense; Historical fiction
Buchan's favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland unleashed a wave of cruelty and intolerance. Minister Sempill witnesses devil worship in the 'Witch Wood' and is persecuted.
By:   John Buchan
Introduction by:   Allan Massie
Imprint:   Polygon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Authorised Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   286g
ISBN:   9781846974564
ISBN 10:   1846974569
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Buchan was a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He published nearly 30 novels and seven collections of short stories. He was born in Perth, an eldest son, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. In 1901 he became a barrister of the Middle Temple and a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa. In 1907 he married Susan Charlotte Grosvenor and they subsequently had four children. After spells as a war correspondent, Lloyd George's Director of Information and Conservative MP, Buchan moved to Canada in 1935. He served as Governor General there until his death in 1940.

Reviews for Witch Wood

'Buchan knew that you can't buck the consequences of your actions, and that your life is what you make of it. Perhaps his peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism - daring living and high thinking - is due to return to fashion' * The Independent Magazine *


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