Monday, January 13, 2014

John Macnab by John Buchan

In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, John Macnab; three high-flying men—a barrister, a cabinet minister and a banker—are suffering from boredom. They concoct a plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish estates that they will poach from each two stags and a salmon in a given time. They sign collectively as 'John McNab' and await the responses. This novel is a light interlude within the Leithen Stories series—an evocative look at the hunting, shooting and fishing lifestyle in Highland Scotland. From Goodreads.

I have lived in the Highlands of Scotland and I enjoyed reading about the area, the forest and especially the river. This is a fun light read, I like the young Fish Benjie.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
Scotland 2014
2014 Quick fix Challenge
Meet the Protagonist Reading Challenge 2014 (different country to mine)
2014 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge (classic)
2014 Full House Reading Challenge (different country to mine)
2014 What An Animal Reading Challenge VII (poaching)
What’s In A Name 2014 (first name)
CCC A-Z Authors 2014
CCC A-Z Book Titles 2014
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (J-jellyfish)
Bout of Books 9.0