To learn more about the life of ‘Thirty Nine Steps’ author John Buchan (1875 – 1940), visit the John Buchan Museum in Peebles. This is just one of over 100 books that he wrote, the majority of which were influenced by his Scottish upbringing and time spent in the area. This remarkable man studied Classics at Oxford, read for the Bar, became a publisher, contributed to the Spectator and was the war correspondent for the Times. In addition to being made Chancellor of Edinburgh University, he was also a Member of Parliament for Scottish Universities. In 1935 he was appointed Governor-General of Canada, a position he held until his death in 1940.