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I just joined the Society and am thrilled to be part of a group that honors such an incredible author! My discovery of The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo is fairly recent ( the past two years) and I powered through the books one right after the other. I love the history, but especially love the characters. I try to encourage others to read these amazing stories, but have found they are an acquired taste. Oh well. At least we have each other!
Admin Reply by: Luadhas
A warm welcome to the Society to you, Gretchen!
The greatest compliment I could pay Hilary Mantel on her marvellous books about Thomas Cromwell is that they remind me of DD's incomparable writings. Different, but the same vividly real people. Francis and Phillipa haunt me, always in some corner of my mind, always looking forward to the next read; such profound, complex situations, last time I wept all through 'Checkmate'.
Am just about to start the N books for the second time, hoping to find Niccolo and Gelis more appealing this time. Girding up my loins, I call it, before I plunge into the 15th or 16th century!
So glad my wife kept on at me to read these books, and that I eventually had the good sense to listen. A great read, challenging and very satisfying.
My favorite books of all time. I am blessed to have been able to enjoy them.
It's a joy to know there are many other fans out there !