Checkmate

Checkmate

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CHECKMATE is the sixth book of Dorothy Dunnett's famous Lymond chronicles, relating the adventures of Frances Crawford of Lymond, Scottish soldier fortune, scholar and wit. They have woven the threads of the sixth century into a web of suspense that is entangled only in this, the final volume, the magnificent climax to the whole series. France 1557. Lymond is bound over to serve the King for one year, after which he will be free to return to Russia where he believes his destiny lies. And yet the astrologer John Dee has said: "It is not one thing you seek, but two; and the place for neither is Russia....."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 50mm | 621.42g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0718141296
  • 9780718141295

About Dorothy Dunnett

Frequently described as the finest historical fiction writer of her time, Dorothy Dunnett earned worldwide acclaim for her blend of scholarship and imagination. She is best known for her two superb series of historical fiction - The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo - set in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and ranging across Europe and the Mediterranean, and for King Hereafter, the eleventh-century story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney whom Dorothy believed was also King Macbeth. In 1992, Dorothy Dunnett was awarded the OBE for her services to literature, and in 2014 Dunnett's most enduring hero, Francis Crawford of Lymond, was voted Scotland's favourite literary character - beating the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Ivanhoe. Dunnett died 9 November 2001, having sold half a million copies internationally.show more

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