The Gap in the Curtain

The Gap in the Curtain

by John Buchan, Stuart Kelly

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In an English country house, a strange experiment is about to take place: “A gem . . . unadulterated entertainment” (The New York Times).
In this unique blend of suspense, satire, and science fiction, Sir Edward Leithen settles in for a holiday weekend at Lady Flambard’s stately home in the Cotswolds. But the house party turns strange when one of the guests, the enigmatic physicist and mathematician Professor Moe, enlists the help of Leithen and his companions in a bizarre experiment meant to give them a glimpse of the future.
For those who take part, the consequences will be dramatic—and test Leithen’s formidable powers of reasoning—making for a “confident, assured” novel (The Spectator) from John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps and a recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857902382
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 410,534
File size: 337 KB

About the Author

John Buchan (1875–1940) was a Scottish diplomat, politician, historian, and novelist. From 1935 to 1940 he served as the governor general of Canada. His most popular novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is the first in a series detailing the adventures of hero Richard Hannay, and established the conventions of the modern spy thriller.

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