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King Hereafter By Dorothy Dunnett

King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett

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King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett

'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention'New York Times

THE REAL MACBETH . . .

It is the eleventh century and in the isles of Orkney a young boy is born. He is named Thorfinn, baptized as Macbeth. To the north are the warring Vikings and south lies Alba - the Scottish mainland. Orkney is the prize in between, and an unlikely place from which a young man might launch a bid as ruler of a united Scotland.

Yet Thorfinn is unlike other men. He has a warrior's courage and the wiliness of the underdog. By his side stands his wife Groa, as shrewd and valiant as her husband. Together they will navigate the treacherous waters of the new millennium, uniting a divided nation and birthing a legend that will survive a thousand years.

Thorfinn Macbeth will be King Hereafter . . .

'Stunning' Washington Post

King Hereafter Reviews

A stunning revelation of the historical Macbeth, harsh and brutal and eloquent * Washington Post *
One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas * Cleveland Plain Dealer *
The novel that Dunnett's readers have been hoping for. A brilliant pageant * The Times *
An extraordinary feat of creative imagination * Scotsman *
Splendid * Glasgow Herald *

About Dorothy Dunnett

Frequently described as the finest historical fiction writer of her time, Dorothy Dunnett earned worldwide acclaim for her blend of scholarship and imagination. She is best known for her two superb series of historical fiction - The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo - set in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and ranging across Europe and the Mediterranean, and for King Hereafter, the eleventh-century story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney whom Dorothy believed was also King Macbeth. In 1992, Dorothy Dunnett was awarded the OBE for her services to literature, and in 2014 Dunnett's most enduring hero, Francis Crawford of Lymond, was voted Scotland's favourite literary character - beating the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Ivanhoe. Dunnett died 9 November 2001, having sold half a million copies internationally.

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GOR009038028
9780718185794
071818579X
King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2017-10-15
880
N/A
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