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BOOKS: Albania, “The kind of place that might keep a man from yawning.”

So thought Richard Hannay at the start of John Buchan’s classic novel, The 39 Steps.

Literature - 39 Steps PicAs the book begins, Richard Hannay has returned from his adventures in Africa. He  is finds London’s weather, sights and trivial conversation bore him to death.

He sits in his Club, dreaming of new excitement and where does his mind turn to?  To Albania of course! A place occupying the popular consciousness as a land of excitement, mystery and exotic promise.

 

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This entry was posted on January 31, 2014 by in Books and tagged , , , , , , .
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