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Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett (1975)

When I reached the end of this book, the sixth and final volume of the Lymond Chronicles, I was emotionally drained and somewhat bereft, I had a head full of thoughts but little idea of what to say.  933 more words


Dorothy Dunnett -- The Lymond Chronicles

Dorothy Dunnett’s The Lymond Chronicles (first book of six:  The Game of Kings) is categorized as historical fiction, but is definitely not bound by genre.  If there is a litmus test for a reader’s reader, this series of books might be it.  196 more words


King Hereafter: Dorothy Dunnett's Writing Style

Dorothy Dunnett, King Hereafter, originally published
by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982.

As a post discussion commentary about my 2019 Summer Read book selection, … 1,366 more words

2019 Selections

Fantastic Voyage Installation Diary: Kevin's House ~ Day Tirteen (that's Irish for thirteen)

Another slog of a day yesterday but a good one too. I am having lots of thoughts about my work and about how I work, thoughts which are recurring but seem to be clarifying themselves more. 784 more words


Summer Read: Dorothy Dunnett's King Hereafter

This summer our group is going to read a historical novel suggested by me:

Dorothy Dunnett, King Hereafter, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. 1,148 more words

2019 Selections

The Ringed Castle by Dorothy Dunnett (1971)

It took me a little while to settle into this 5th volume of the Lymond Chronicles, after the story arc that had done most to drive the last two volumes had come to a devastating conclusion. 931 more words


The Game of Kings (The Lymond Chronicles #1) by Dorothy Dunnett

Cultural > Scotland

Dunnett introduces her irresistible hero
Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of elastic morals and
dangerous talents whose tongue is as sharp as his rapier. 37 more words

Historical Fiction