Excerpt: The 39 Steps is a classic tale of espionage by John Buchan, first published in 1915 with at least three film adaptations. It’s most famous for a chase scene across moors. But how many of you have read or seen it?
Summary: Hands up who has heard of The 39 Steps . Anyone? There must be several hands raised high round about now because John Buchan's daring adventure tale has been adapted for stage, TV and the silver screen numerous times over, and dates back as far as 1915.