Wednesday, 10th May 2017
 
THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS
8.30pm
Chipping Campden School Hall
£7

Free to full-time students
Doors open 8pm TOKE’S Bar

‘I snapped the switch, but there was nobody there. Then I saw something in the far corner which made me drop my cigar and fall into a cold sweat.’ The Thirty-Nine Steps is one of The Guardian 100 best novels.
Ursula Buchan’s illustrated talk on why her grandfather John Buchan deserves to be remembered. In his famous 1914 spy novel Richard Hannay is thrust into a plot involving the theft of crucial military intelligence by German anarchists and a sinister plot to assassinate the Greek Premier. Never out of print, it has inspired many film and television
adaptations.
‘Like Mr. Hannay himself, the book hits the ground running and barely stops for breath in the course of its 110 pages.’ The Fortnightly Review
‘once you’ve started, you can’t put the book down.’ The Telegraph
Ursula Buchan read History at Cambridge before training as a gardener. For more than 25 years she wrote gardening columns for The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph and The Spectator. She was Garden Media Guild’s Gardening Columnist of the Year 2011. Her 17 books include A Green and Pleasant Land and Garden People. She’s currently writing a popular life of her grandfather John Buchan.
This evening’s events are sponsored by Cutts of Campden, Ford in The Cotswolds
Tel: 01386 840213 www.cuttsofcampden.co.uk
With thanks to TOKE’S Food and Drink Tel: 01386 849345
www.tokesfoodanddrink.co.uk


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