Books: Little Man's Burden

PILGRIM'S WAY—Lord Tweedsmuir—Houghton, Mifflin ($3).

When Novelist John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir (for his Scottish birthplace) of Elsfield (for his home in Oxford), died last February in his 66th year, his fifth as Governor General of Canada, he had already finished the autobiography his career made inevitable. This provision was of a piece with the career—workmanlike, ordered, conscientious, religiously dutiful —which the last of John Buchan's 50-odd books records.

Son of a Presbyterian parson, "the best man I have ever known," wry-faced little John Buchan grew up in the poetry and parsimony of...

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