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I have just finished reading Gemini, the last book in The House of Niccolo Series, and felt overwhelmed. I had been reading the novels, chronologically, over many years and was always enveloped by them; intellectually engaged, as well as entertained, by the layers upon layers of history and Niccolo's story. I decided to research the author and was surprised, then saddened, to learn of her death in 2001. Searching further, I was pleased to discover the Dorothy Dunnett Society and its mandate to keep the writing, the history and the particulars of Dunnett's novels alive. Thank you.
I just joined the Society. Is it too late to receive a copy of the Newsletter?
[Kris, a warm welcome to you! Every time someone joins the Dorothy Dunnett Society, they receive a copy of the most recent edition of our magazine, Whispering Gallery – so you’ll be fine.]
I devoured the Niccolo series in one long binge in 1993. This time around I am savoring them more slowly and find I am enjoying them with greater depth. Since I already have the basic plot of what happens down, I can better appreciate all the subtle suggestions, hints and innuendos. But I still have questions, like why Katelina helps Jordan at the end of Niccolo and appears to despise Nicholas?
I first read "Niccolo Rising" in 1987 and loved it. It took me years to read the entire House of Niccolo series but throughout the early 90s, I eagerly awaited all her additions to this series. It's still one of my historical fiction favorites. I'm on the Marzipan Yahoo group and look forward to being able to join the actual society soon!
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.