The spin number in The Classics Club Spin was announced today. It’s number …
which for me is Greenmantle by John Buchan. The rules of the Spin are that this is the book for me to read by January 31, 2019.
Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay, first published in 1916. I’ve read the first, The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
Richard Hannay is tasked to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world and takes off on a hair-raising journey through German-occupied Europe to meet up with his old friend Sandy Arbuthnot in Constantinople, where they must thwart the Germans’ plans to use religion to help them win the war. Set during World War I, Greenmantle is a contraversial meditation on the power of political Islam (it was pulled from Radio 4’s schedule at the time of the 7 July bombings).
I’m really pleased this book came up in the Spin for me as it will fit in with my reading about World War I.
Did you take part in the Classics Spin? What will you be reading?