The Right Honourable the Lord Tweedsmuir, GCMG GCVO CH PC, 15th Governor General of Canada. With one of the most impressive backgrounds of any of the authors to have penned a spy series, John Buchan can add one more - a Father of the Spy Series. His creation, Richard Hannay, represents one of the very first successful series about a spy, albeit a gentleman engineer, forced into service.
Born in Perth, Scotland, he studied to be a lawyer but instead went into the diplomatic service as a private secretary to the High Commissioner for South Africa.
During WWI he was an officer in the Intelligence Corps.