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So glad to find this page. A friend I was studying history with stuck "Game of Kings" in my hands saying "Read it or die" (almoste). I was not hard to convince, Six weeks later I was a Dunnettian. We gathered courage and wrote the author, who kindly wrote back in person (!). We were only too stupid not to dare ask for a meeting when on interrail in Scotland. Today I'm a writer too (sorry, only in Swedish this far), and I thank Dorothy Dunnet for the impact her books had on me, and for all the inspiration in creating interesting characters! hope to meet fellow Lymond saga-readers again at some point in life.
Have loved her books since I was a teenager (now 56!) and keep reading the few I own and still discover new bits a have missed before!
I still remember the surprise and heartache I felt when I discovered that she had passed away. I cherish her novels and keep them close at hand (and close at heart). Please keep me informed on any gatherings in her honor. I live in NYC and would be happy to attend any gatherings near (or far).
[Robin, the closest gathering to you last year was in Boston. We'll pass your details on.]
I imagine that nearly every single person that writes anything about Dorothy Dunnett feels as I do ... her writing is superlative, her history second to none and her characters are walking around still. Thank you for the gift that you've given me.
My reading life changed completely when I came across Dorothy Dunnett's books on Amazon. They bring out feelings of wonder and awe when reading them and they seem to remain inside my heart and head all the time.
Anything more would be superfluous.