The Wind in the Portico by John Buchan audiobook

The Wind in the Portico

By John Buchan
Read by Cathy Dobson

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0.92 Hours 1
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“The Wind in the Portico” is a strange tale of a visit by a classical scholar, Nightingale, to an odd castle set in a park in Shropshire where a rare manuscript is housed. The owner of the castle is the amiable but eccentric Dubellay, an amateur historian who inherited his title and mansion ten years earlier and took the opportunity to excavate the site of an old Roman temple in the grounds. Since then he has spent a fortune building a huge and bizarre portico onto one side of his house as a home for the carvings and altar from the temple. Nightingale is puzzled by the oppressive heat in the house, the strange hot wind which blows through the portico … and most of all by the very odd behavior of Dubellay. It appears that Dubellay is in terrible danger and something highly sinister has taken up residence in the portico.

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“The Wind in the Portico” is a strange tale of a visit by a classical scholar, Nightingale, to an odd castle set in a park in Shropshire where a rare manuscript is housed. The owner of the castle is the amiable but eccentric Dubellay, an amateur historian who inherited his title and mansion ten years earlier and took the opportunity to excavate the site of an old Roman temple in the grounds. Since then he has spent a fortune building a huge and bizarre portico onto one side of his house as a home for the carvings and altar from the temple. Nightingale is puzzled by the oppressive heat in the house, the strange hot wind which blows through the portico … and most of all by the very odd behavior of Dubellay. It appears that Dubellay is in terrible danger and something highly sinister has taken up residence in the portico.

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Author Bio: John Buchan

Author Bio: John Buchan

John Buchan (1875–1940) was educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford. He became a barrister, Member of Parliament, soldier, publisher, and Governor-General of Canada. Of the over one hundred books he published during his lifetime, he is best remembered for his adventure and spy stories, especially The Thirty-Nine Steps, which was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English