Niccolo Rising

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Penguin, 1987 - Belgium - 586 pages
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User Review  - Kirstie_Innes-Will - LibraryThing

The first in the incomparable Niccolo series. Stands alone as a masterful piece of historical fiction, but has so much more resonance once you've read to the end of this series - a masterwork of plotting! Read full review

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

I also struggled with the first book of the Lymond series. It seems like it is necessary to set up the vast array of characters and (more importantly) outline what their motives or goals might be ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
24
Section 2
38
Section 3
52
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About the author (1987)

Dorothy Dunnett was born on August 25, 1923 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. She attended Gillespie's High School for Girls. 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. Her first novel, The Game of Kings, was published in the United States in 1961 and in the United Kingdom the year after. During her lifetime, she wrote over 20 books including King Hereafter, the six-part Lymond Chronicles, and the eight-part House of Niccolo series. She was also a professional portrait painter and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1992 she was awarded the Office of the British Empire for services to literature. She died from cancer on November 9, 2001 at the age of 78.

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