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Title: John Buchan : Borderer
Author: Stewart, Eileen
ISNI:       0000 0001 3483 938X
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1980
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John Buchan always regarded the Scottish Border Country as his "proper home", even though he was born in Perth and brought up in Kirkcaldy and Glasgow. The "Border hills were my own possession", he claimed, "a countryside in which my roots went deep". Throughout his life he retained a remarkable ability to recall these "shining morning-lands of the spirit" and memories of the hills around Broughton "haunted - and cheered" him through an intense and varied career. This was the reference topography against which all others were to be assessed, the real world, the touchstone of his later experience, and the proving ground of his literary creativity. Yet it was only through his grandparents in Peebles and Broughton that John Buehan could justly lay claim to a threshold in the Borders.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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