John Buchan. The Runagates Club. 1928.

John Buchan. The Runagates Club. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.

‘Every adventure takes place chiefly inside the head of somebody.’

Collection of stories from the heart of Mayfair Clubland, tales of comic misadventure, antiquarian curiosity, and other, subtler forms, including an ambiguous ghost story of the South African veldt, and “The Loathly Opposite,” one of the earliest tales of modern information warfare and mathematical cryptography. The recurring effect of The Runagates Club is to suggest that the world is not so orderly as people usually think.

No. 21.