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Caprice and Rondo: The Seventh Book of the House of Niccolo

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Publisher Comments:

With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccol series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire.

Winter 1474 finds Nicholas exiled in the frozen port of Danzig, Poland. His Machiavellian exploits in Scotland have cost him friends and family--not to mention countless riches. As the ice melts, temptations arise. Will he assist the Muslim Prince Uzum Hasan against the Turks? Will he lose himself among the secret, scented gardens of the Crimea in the arms of a close friend's bride? As Nicholas pursues his future, his estranged wife, Gelis, seeks the truth about his past, only to discover the secret identity of his latest comrade in arms--a tantalizing ghost from the past poised to deal him the crowning death blow.

Shimmering with detail, alive with intrigue, Caprice and Rondo is Dorothy Dunnett's quicksilver evocation of a world where joy is fleeting, love is unexpected, and truth the rarest commodity of all.

Synopsis:

Dorothy Dunnett is the author of many novels, including the six-volume Lymond Chronicles; King Hereafter; and the ongoing House of Niccolòograve; sequence, of which Caprice and Rondo is Volume VII. Lady Dunnett and her husband live in Edinburgh.

Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles (The Game of Kings, Queens' Play, The Disorderly Knights, Pawn in Frankincense, The Ringed Castle, and Checkmate) are available in Vintage paperback.

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About the Author

Dorothy Dunnett was born in 1923 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Her time at Gillespie's High School for Girls overlapped with that of the novelist Muriel Spark. From 1940-1955, she worked for the Civil Service as a press officer. In 1946, she married Alastair Dunnett, later editor of The Scotsman.

Dunnett started writing in the late 1950s. Her first novel, The Game of Kings, was published in the United States in 1961, and in the United Kingdom the year after. She published 22 books in total, including the six-part Lymond Chronicles and the eight-part Niccolo Series, and co-authored another volume with her husband. Also an accomplished professional portrait painter, Dunnett exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy on many occasions and had portraits commissioned by a number of prominent public figures in Scotland.

She also led a busy life in public service, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Library of Scotland, a Trustee of the Scottish National War Memorial, and Director of the Edinburgh Book Festival. She served on numerous cultural committees, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 1992 she was awarded the Office of the British Empire for services to literature. She died on November 9, 2001, at the age of 78.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307762283
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Author:
Dunnett, Dorothy
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bankers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Vander Poele, Nicholas
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Fifteenth century.
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Merchants
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990727
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Caprice and Rondo: The Seventh Book of the House of Niccolo
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Product details 576 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307762283 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Dorothy Dunnett is the author of many novels, including the six-volume Lymond Chronicles; King Hereafter; and the ongoing House of Niccolòograve; sequence, of which Caprice and Rondo is Volume VII. Lady Dunnett and her husband live in Edinburgh.

Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles (The Game of Kings, Queens' Play, The Disorderly Knights, Pawn in Frankincense, The Ringed Castle, and Checkmate) are available in Vintage paperback.

From the Hardcover edition.

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