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I just joined the society and am looking forward to interacting with other devoted Dunnett fans. I first met Lymond back in the mid-1970s and raved to everyone I knew about it, but few around here (I'm in New England) had heard of him. I've re-read Lymond Chronicles at least once every decade and they hold up over the years, indeed. Just found Nicolo a few years ago, but prefer Lymond.
WG 130 arrived yesterday, just in time for Easter!
My Mother introduced me to Francis Crawford when I was 16 and that was a long time ago! It's been difficult to find a Man to compare against him! I just reread the series for the 9th time (I think), and when my copy of The Game of Kings fell apart completely, 2 years ago, I loaded them up in my e reader, so I have Francis and Phillipa with me all the time ! I live in Victoria BC Canada, But I'm English and was Married to a Kerr ! My sons are both quite proud of their Left Handed Sheep Stealing ancestors !
Delighted to have found this website!
I have just returned from a trip to Hadrian's wall and to Scotland during which I took some time out to explore some of the places in the Borders mentioned in the Lymond series. For example, in my exploring around Hexham I came across the entrance gates to Beauchope Castle (house built on a 15th centory Peel Tower). I was able to make time to have afternoon tea in Biggar. I found that there is a nearby private house/manse called Culter Allers. The associated church has 19th century gravestones dedicated to Somervilles. I am not sure if these places were the inspiration for Flaws Valley and Midculter, but, as I have begun to read the Games of Kings again, I feel that I have a better understanding of the landscapes that Francis Crawford and his outlaw band roamed across. Going to very much enjoy this reread with those landscapes still in my mind's eye.
I have pre-ordered the Edingburgh guide, and do so look forward to receiving it.