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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 !
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.