Birlinn General
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846970733
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 304
PUBLICATION DATE: August 15, 2008


John Burnet of Barns

By (author) John Buchan

“John Burnet of Barns” was Buchan’s first fully realised, full-length work of fiction. It tells the story of two young noblemen – John Burnet, heir to the ancient house of Barns the last in a long line of Border reivers, and his cousin, Captain Gilbert Burnet, a dashing, ruthless soldier. Their lifelong rivalry results in treachery, betrayal and a desperate struggle for survival.

Reviews of John Burnet of Barns

'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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