Sir Edward Leithen

5 books in series
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The Power-House Summary

John Buchan's hero Edward Leithen chances upon a worldwide plan for domination. With his own life (and the lives of his friends) depending on the outcome of his struggle, he engages in combat with the anarchic brain behind The Power-House.

The author, despite being very busy in public service, wrote over 50 books during his life, but his particular talent was for writing fast-moving adventure stories. The Power-House, a good example of this genre, was first published in 1916.

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  • Book 1

    • The Power-House

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Buchan's hero Edward Leithen chances upon a worldwide plan for domination. With his own life (and the lives of his friends) depending on the outcome of his struggle, he engages in combat with the anarchic brain behind The Power-House. The author, despite being very busy in public service, wrote over 50 books during his life, but his particular talent was for writing fast-moving adventure stories. The Power-House, a good example of this genre, was first published in 1916.

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    • By Clive on 14-06-11

    Regular price: £7.99

  • Book 2

    John MacNab
    
    
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  • Book 3

    The Dancing Floor
    
    
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    The Gap in the Curtain
    
    
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  • Book 5

    • Sick Heart River

    • By: John Buchan Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
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    Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, Sir Edward Leithen is told that he has but one year left to live. He relinquishes his law practice and resigns from public office in order to make peace with himself and to reconcile himself with his maker. However, he also wants to die standing, not to creep into the 'bleak bag's end of life'. This will involve one last physical challenge.

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