The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
(Lymond Chronicles, 1)

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

The first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Game of Kings takes place in 1547. Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason: Francis Crawford of Lymond.

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About Dorothy Dunnett

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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.
Published August 11, 2010 by Vintage. 562 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Set against that moment in history when Mary Queen of Scots was only a child and her throne the target of both English and French machinations, the story here tells how Lymond, supposedly a double-dealing rogue, defends Scotland through a series of stunning ruses, raids and reprisals as they occu...

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Summary: The Game Of Kings is - try not to wince - the first in an historical saga dealing with Scotland in the sixteenth century.

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