South Africa, 1900. After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the ...Show synopsisSouth Africa, 1900. After his father dies, nineteen-year-old David Crawfurd is sent off to South Africa to earn his living as a storekeeper in the back of beyond. A strange encounter on the journey suggests that dark deeds and treacherous intrigues are afoot - all bound up with the mysterious primeval kingdom of Prester John. Written as a boys' adventure story and set mostly in South Africa (where Buchan had worked), "Prester John" was published in 1910 when Buchan was 35. It's a fast-moving thriller in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson and Rider Haggard.Hide synopsis
Description:This item is printed on demand. Short excerpt: Little I knew at...This item is printed on demand. Short excerpt: Little I knew at the time how big the moment was with destiny or how often that face seen in the fitful moonlight would haunt my sleep and disturb my waking hours.
When I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It was so exciting, I read late into the night, and finished it in two days. When you start reading you will be interested in what will happen next, especially when the hero gets into the most enourmous problems. You just have to keep reading to see how he escapes, and what happens in the end. This book will please everyone! It is well written, entertaining, but is more than just a thriller. There is meaning to it, and the character is one with whom we can relate, not a super-hero like person who never gets tired, fails, or loses.
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