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  • Author:
    Andrew Greig
  • ISBN:
    0747253536
  • ISBN13:
    978-0747253532
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  • Publisher:
    Headline Book Pub Ltd (December 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    279 pages
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    British & Irish
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It most certainly is the book for me―Billy Connolly on At the Loch of the Green Corrie. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The return of John Macnab'

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). It most certainly is the book for me―Billy Connolly on At the Loch of the Green Corrie. writes beautifully and the story gallops along―Sunday Times. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The return of John Macnab'. I knew well the area in which it was set. The suspense of trying to anticipate how the protagonists would accomplish their promises was stimulating.

Andrew Greig's novel brings .

Andrew Greig's novel brings Buchan's Corinthian view bang up to date, with three friends deciding to revive the poacher's challenge in a manner appropriate for the end of the century. In Buchan's book, the driving force behind the challenge was the feeling of ennui suffered by the three would be poachers. That template means that The Return of John Macnab is not quite up there with Greig’s best - all the other novels of his I have read - but for an exploration of human uncertainties, hesitations, lust for life and willingness to take risks, emotional as well as physical, it’s still pretty damn good.

Highly Engaging' - Sunday Herald 'You could easily make a case that Andrew Greig has the greatest range of any living Scottish writer' - Scotsman. The wager To poach a salmon, grouse and a deer from three Royal Estates. The challengers Three men in a mid-life crisis who should know better. The wild card A flirtatious female journalist who won't take no for an answer

When some friends decide to revive the challenge of the legendary poacher John MacNab, they plan for everything - except a young woman with a past and time on her hands.

When some friends decide to revive the challenge of the legendary poacher John MacNab, they plan for everything - except a young woman with a past and time on her hands. Set in the Scottish hills, this is an adventure, a poacher's handbook, a romance and a moving story of loss and renewal. The New John McNab(s). Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. For those of you who have read the original John Buchan this book is a wonderful treat. It has the same pace as the original and the description of the hills is equally accurate. While it has the same flavour of the original, it takes place in modern day Scotland with a wonderful set of characters. Books related to The Return of John Macnab. The wild card A flirtatious female journalist who won't take no for an answer. Format Paperback 320 pages.

The Return of John MacNab was written by Andrew Greig as a 1990s retelling of the story. The Legend of John Macnab (2015) by James Christie, was also inspired by the Buchan book.

Andrew Greig is a poet and novelist.

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The Return of John MacNab was the second novel by Scottish writer Andrew Greig. The novel was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award. Andrew Greig has rewritten John Macnab by John Buchan for the late 20th century. The plot follows the original closely. In John Macnab (1925), three bored successful friends in their mid-forties turn to poaching, under the collective name ‘John Macnab’, set up in the Highland home of a war hero and prospective Conservative MP.

The original John Macnab novel was a fairly superficial adventure story enlivened by Buchan’s high-Edwardian .

The original John Macnab novel was a fairly superficial adventure story enlivened by Buchan’s high-Edwardian prose and gift for describing the natural world. One person found this helpful.

Set in the Scottish hills, this is an adventure, a poacher's handbook, a romance and a moving story of loss and renewal with comic and political elements.

Mopimicr
This entertaining tale harks back to a previous era and a genre almost lost - the "adventure yarn" of the late 19th and early 20th century. It is an updated version of an old John Buchan adventure, "John Macnab," in which three bold fellows take on a bet to poach a salmon, shoot a grouse and bag a stag from three well-guarded Scottish estates.

Of course, the book is shot through with a 21 century sensibility. The various characters have "issues" to deal with -- a lost wife, marital problems, infidelity, sexual abuse, damaged pasts. But it manages to remain faithful to the spirit of the original in its evocation of adventure for adventure's sake. And there develops through the book a quite touching love story between one of the adventurers, Neil, and the lithesome reporter Kirsty who joins the group to provide a touch of gender balance, as would be appropriate for our time. Still, this remains very much a boyish kind of story.

Unfortunately for the genial plotters, the authorities do not regard their prank as harmless, especially when Prince Charles is in residence at Balmoral, the third estate where the Macnabs have to shoot their stag. They see the plot as a potential assassination attempt on the royal personage and adopt a shoot to kill policy. And so suddenly, there is a little more at stake as the book approaches its climax.

The Prince himself makes a fairly humorous appearance, broadly mocked in a description that goes beyond farce to pure caricature.

This book will appeal to the nostalgic among us who enjoyed Buchan in our innocent youthful days.
salivan
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "The return of John Macnab'. I knew well the area in which it was set. The suspense of trying to anticipate how the protagonists would accomplish their promises was stimulating. Some of the places described were a little puzzling - Strathdon is a fairly large region, as is Speyside, and a little more could be done to describe the Lochnagar estate. It was a book well worth reading.
Umrdana
Poachers announce what they will be poaching and which landowner the victim will be. From there it is a cat-and-mouse game: will they get away with the goods or will the estate owner protect his property and territory. Set in contemporary Scotland with Prince Charles and Balmoral as a potential "victim" and an assortment of characters, some more likeable than others. John Buchan's wonderful classic novel gets a retelling here but to what purpose? It certainly isn't as good as the original (though the writing isn't bad and the text is quite readable). I assumed there would be some "building" upon the original novel and that is why I invested my money and time. Alas, in that I was to be disappointed. Read this if you must, but you would be better off with the original.
Kahavor
This well written novel features the adventures of a group trying to pull-off a spectacular series of game thefts (aka "poaching") from various estates in Scotland. They do so in commemoration of the famous poacher John Macnab.

The text has many Scottish dialect words that will be unfamiliar to American English readers, but most can be figured out from context and none of them stop the easy flow of the novel as it rushes to its rather profound conclusion.
Xtintisha
This is a wonderful read if you're a bit down and bored. That's how the central characters feel until they take on the poaching wager from John Buchan's book 'John Macnab' and decide to do it for real. Very soon they're twigged by the wonderful Kirsty, an alarming, irresistible, inventive character on the run from her past. Then the action really starts. It's all set in three Scottish Highland estates, including the Royal one at Balmoral. The writer clearly knows his highlands, and poaching, and the hearts of men and women. It's exhilarating, uplifting, way beyond any pastiche of the rather stiff and dates Buchan yarn. In fact, it's an affectionate critique of it. Read this and join the adventure!
Vetalol
For those of you who have read the original John Buchan this book is a wonderful treat. It has the same pace as the original and the description of the hills is equally accurate. While it has the same flavour of the original, it takes place in modern day Scotland with a wonderful set of characters. The story line is similar to the original, but difeerent enough to keep your attention. A definite read for those suffering from the "ennui"!
Lanionge
Good read. Excellent character development and delightfully suspenseful plot.