The Gap in the Curtain John Buchan is remembered for his spy thrillers like "The 39 Steps" but he also wrote tales of the supernatural. Whether The Gap in the Curtain is a supernatural tale, or science fiction, or horror, is difficult to say. A brilliant but possibly slightly unbalanced scientist discovers a means of lifting the curtain for a moment and gaining a glimpse of the future. This discovery allows six guests in his country house to see, for a brief instant of time, a page from a newspaper from one year in the future. The book then follows the life of each of the six people up to that date a year in the future, and examines the way they deal with the knowledge they have gained. The trick to it is that what they each see is an isolated fact, taken out of context. It can enlighten, but it can just as easily mislead. They know one thing that is going to happen, but they don't know how and why it will happen. The knowledge turns out to be surprisingly dangerous.
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The classic story of seven children with a longing to be on stage: the inspiration for actors from Maggie Smith to Eileen Atkins 'An enchanting book. A must for any child who wants to become an actor' --Eileen Atkins 'And now,' said Nigel, 'the big event. The play, which has got to be exciting.' 'And serious,' added Vicky. 'And colourful,' put in Sandra. 'And emotional,' said Lyn. 'But not sloppy,' urged Bulldog. What starts as a game during the holidays soon transforms the four girls – Lyn, Sandra, Vicky and Maddy – and three boys – Bulldog, Nigel and Jeremy – into the Blue Door Theatre Company, producing everything from scripts and sets to music and costumes. They are also learning that the show must go on, even in the face of their arch-enemy, Mrs Potter-Smith, a disapproving local institution. But what a show it will be for them all... Pamela Brown (1924–1989) was a British writer, actor and television producer. She was just fourteen when she started writing her first book, and the town of Fenchester in the book is inspired by her home town of Colchester. During the Second World War, she went to live in Wales, so The Swish of the Curtain was not published until 1941, when she was sixteen. She used the earnings from the books to train at RADA, and became an actor and a producer of children's television programmes.
The Gap in the Curtain is a 1932 borderline science fiction novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. Part of the action is autobiographical, featuring the agonies of a contemporary up-and-coming politician.It explores the theory of serial time put forward by J W Dunne: Buchan had been reading An Experiment with Time.
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This book contains the classic supernatural novel 'The Gap In the Curtain', by the well-known John Buchan. The story is set in a country house, where guests are enabled by an eccentric scientist to see a glimpse of their futures. An entertaining read full of suspense, this book is highly recommended read.