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For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.

Sixth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Checkmate takes place in 1557, where Francis Crawford of Lymond is once again in France, leading an army against England. But even as the Scots adventurer succeeds brilliantly on the battlefield, his haunted past becomes a subject of intense interest to forces on both sides.

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:
9780679777489
Subtitle:
Sixth in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles
Author:
Dunnett, Dorothy
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
historical fiction;fiction;historical;lymond chronicles;scotland;16th century;france;romance;history;novel;england;dunnett;europe;adventure;literature;dorothy dunnett;historical novel;renaissance;20th century;british
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
968
Publication Date:
19970902
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1 in 0.95 lb

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