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My sister read Game of Kings when it came out in paperback; then our mother, and finally me. I was 16. Waiting for each subsequent volume was agony! I can't believe that was half a century ago.
But I fell in love with Scotland and its history. In 1971 I finally got there. I also read the Johnson Johnson books, Niccolo & King Hereafter. I saw her at a bookstore appearance and managed to ask her a question, which was thrilling. She left a wonderful legacy.
I have just read the 3rd House of Niccolo novel and am amazed. I am so sorry that Lady Dunnett has passed away and the world cannot see any more of her incredible scholarship and research and the exciting and moving adventures. I am pleased though that there are still more books for me to read when I have finished the Niccolo series. I cannot remember when I have read of a more intriguing lead character. And now I have found this website and the possibilities it contains - great!
I have bought some back issues of WG, and it is very interesting to see the development of the magazine over the years. In addition I am enjoying myself reading them - and also re-reading the the newer issues (I became a member in 2007). It all started With Ringed Castle, which I bought in a secondhand bookstore in Oslo, and then I was hooked!
My sister in law introduced me to the Dunnett world, a feast for history lovers. I had the great pleasure of seeing Lady Dunnett on her book tour in the USA following the publication of Gemini. Have read Lymond twice and am now on the third reading of Niccolo. I learn something everytime.
I discovered Lymond in 1966!