The Dorothy Dunnett Society helps Dunnett readers around the world make contact and keep in touch with each other. Whether or not you’re a member of the Society, please feel free to sign our guest book and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
King Hereafter was my first introduction to Dorothy Dunnett. I absolutely loved Thorfinn (maybe I felt an affinity because I am Norwegian by birth). I think DD humanized Macbeth and repaired some of the damage Shakespeare did to his reputation. I have since read, re-read and re-read the Niccolo Series, and at long last, the Lymond Chronicles. Francis Lymond totally captured my heart, as did Philippa.
The 3 most exciting words in literature? "Lymond is back!" I first read "Game of Kings" in 1974 - I don't remember at what point I was "hooked", but it didn't take long. I was lucky enough to attend a book signing in New York City - where she read us the "L" lines; then again in 2000 in Philadelphia where she signed my remaining unsigned books. I am a "read-a-holic" and have loved and owned books all my life - but none are as precious to me as these 14 books.
Wow! I had no idea that this existed until it showed up on Facebook page. My friend & I actually met Dorothy and had tea with her way back when. I also have a Lymond coat of arms that she sent to me. Both of us were penpals with her while we read and discussed the Lymond Chronicles. I will join after payday! So glad I found you, and wish Lexington, KY had a branch.
I have read and re-read the Lymond Chronicles, as well as the Niccolo series AND the Johnson Johnson novels many times and they NEVER disappoint. As I change, so do they with each reading. I have never read anything better and likely never will.
I love the Francis Crawford of Lymond Chronicles. I'm on my 7th time reading them in 5 years. I have yet to find an author as good and as challenging to read. I need to buy a new set as the first one is falling apart. I wish I could get them in hardcover.