Buchan knew that you can't buck the consequences of your actions, and that your life is what you make of it. Perhaps his peculiarly Scottish combination of Romanticism and Calvinism - daring living and high thinking - is due to return to fashion.' - The Independent Magazine In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, "e;John MacNab"e;; three high-flying men - a barrister, a cabinet minister and a banker - are suffering from boredom. They concoct a plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish estates that they will poach from each two stags and a salmon in a given time. They sign collectively as 'John McNab' and await the responses. This novel is a light interlude within the "e;Leithen Stories"e; series - an evocative look at the hunting, shooting and fishing lifestyle in Highland Scotland. Introduction by Andrew Greig.