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Anna Buchan


(O. Douglas)

1877 - 1948

Author. Born in Kirkcaldy, the daughter of a minister, Anna Buchan was sister of author and politician John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir (1875 - 1940). She was educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School in Glasgow, but lived most of her life in Peebles, where her home became the Priorsford in several of her novels.

Her first novel was Olivia in India. Others included The Setons (1917), Penny Plain (1920), Ann and her Mother (1922), The Proper Place (1926), Jane's Parlour (1937) and People Like Ourselves (1938). Unforgettable, Unforgotten (1945) was a biography of the Buchan family and Farewell to Priorsford was her own autobiography, which appeared posthumously in 1950.

Buchan died in Peebles.


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