AJ solves mystery of The 39 Steps!

Published: 17 Dec 2009 13:08

A GROUND-BREAKING Irvine archaeologist has solved a mystery regarding one of Scotland's most famous books - by discovering a set of steps in Peebles!

AJ Morton, a former Times columnist, has discovered the real-life location of The Thirty Niine Steps, the title of an adventure novel written by John Buchan and made famous worldwide in a film by Alfred Hitchcock.

AJ told the Times how he nearly missed out on unearthing the steps - which have inspired three Holywood films of the same title in 1935, 1959 and 1978.

See the full feature in the Times this week.

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