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I just finished reading the Lymond series for the third time since I originally purchased them long ago. Love, love them. I also have and enjoy the Niccolo series. Her talent is sorely missed.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dorothy Dunnett, she is by far the best historical fiction writer of all time. Without her I could not have written my books.
A note to welcome the re-publication of Johnson Johnson mysteries. I discovered the Lymond chronicles on a trip to the US some 9 years ago now, and have since re-read them and the Niccolo series several times. A little over 9 months ago I decided to search out the 'Dolly' series and did manage to acquire them all second hand via Amazon. I am on my second read through of the series now and, as always, with Dorothy Dunnett am really enjoying finding the depths and new intricacies I missed first time round.
[All the 'Dolly' - or 'Johnson Johnson' - mysteries are now available through our Amazon shop. Click the "Shopping" link above.]
I, unfortunately, found Dorothy's work late. I picked up my first Lymond novel in 2004. I have since read Lymond, and House of Niccolo series ... three times each. Can not get enough. She is by far the most underrated historical novelist, if not writer ever. Hard to believe so many have never heard of her. Brilliant and witty. My #1 Favourite Author.
It has been 27 years since I read my first DD book , third of the Lymond series, and I was hooked. I found all the books in hardback, most first editions, and have paper for my re reads. Some paper books have fallen apart now, and I am so very carefully re reading Niccolo in my signed first edition treasures. I have not found anyone writing now who can aspire to Dorothy's genius. I love her. I miss her. But, look what she has left us all.