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MEMORY HOLD-THE-DOOR (Autobiography) John Buchan 1950 reprint Hardcover Near Fine
By Buchan, John
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London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1950 reprint. 343 pp, b/w photos and illustrations, index. Green cloth hardcover with gilt titles and embossed decoration on front. No dust jacket. Book spine and covers are faded, interior is fine. Near Fine.

In 1935 Buchan became Governor General of Canada. Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King had wanted him to go to Canada as a commoner, but King George V insisted on being represented by a peer. This is his story. First published shortly after his death in February 1940, this is not an autobiography in the fullest sense, but rather a collection of reminiscences about people and places John Buchan had known. In the first sentence of the preface he wrote: "This book is a journal of certain experiences, not written in the experiencing moment, but rebuilt out of memory." With this volume appears as an appendix two chapters of an intended work on fishing which were found among his papers after his death, and bore the penciled title 'Pilgrim's Rest'. Illustrations and photos by Yousuf Karsh.

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