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My name is Kate Macdonald: I'm an English lecturer, and a lifelong browser in second-hand bookshops. I post weekly ten-minute podcasts on a Friday, on the books I really like which I think deserve new readers. You can find out lots more at the Facebook page here, and get these podcasts weekly by subscribing on the iTunes link above.

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This podcast talks about two novels by Scottish novelist John Buchan, once terrifically famous for The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), then moribund for decades, and now an up-and-coming out-of-copyright favourite for a new generation of readers. John Macnab (1925) is a Highland romp, where three bored men of high position cure their ennui by poaching two stags and a salmon. The Gap in the Curtain (1932) is science fiction, combining five linked short stories to show what happens when you can see into the future, and it's impossible, or not what you want to see at all. For readers who like their outdoor chases rugged.

Direct download: Buchan_Gap_in_the_Curtain_and_John_Macnab.mp3
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