King hereafter

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Joseph, 1982 - Fiction - 721 pages
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Dorothy Dunnett is my favourite writer of all time. - Goodreads
I especially love her characterization. - Goodreads
Dorothy Dunnett is simply an extraordinary writer. - Goodreads
It's 721 pages long at font size 8. - Goodreads
The writing is dense and typically Dunnett. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Cerisaye - Goodreads

Dorothy Dunnett is my favourite writer of all time. I have read her historical novels several times over since first discovering them as a student (Modern History) in the mid 70s. This one would be my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kirstie_Innes-Will - LibraryThing

Possibly Dunnett's greatest work, this masterful reimagining of Macbeth's life is dense, gripping and eminently rereadable. Read full review

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About the author (1982)

Dorothy Dunnett was born in August 25, 1923 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. She attended Gillespie's High School for Girls with novelist Muriel Spark. After graduation she attended Edinburgh College of Art, and transferred, upon her marriage, to Glasgow School of Art. From 1940-1955, she worked for the Civil Service as a press officer. 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. Dunnett was also an accomplished professional portrait painter, and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. Dunnet also was 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 was also a non-Executive Director of Scottish Television. She died on November 9, 2001, at the age of 78.

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