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The Thirty-Nine Steps,
This review is from: The Thirty-nine Steps (Collector's Library) (Hardcover)There are three film versions of this book, plus one TV adaptation of it. Not one of them tells the original story.
However, now that I've read the book, I can understand why because it is the most complicated, unlikely and impossible sequence of events that you are ever likely to read anywhere. It would be impossible to depict on film, so if you've seen any of the films, you have no idea of the real story-line.
It's a small and beautifully bound volume and it is packed with unthinkably audacious happenings and coincidences that I found so overwhelming that it became too much to take on board towards the last few pages. A book packed with excitement and derring-do.