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Queens' Play By Dorothy Dunnett

Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett

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Summary

Menaced by England and riven by internal discord, Scotland in 1548 clung to a single hope of survival as a nation and an alliance with France to be sealed by the betrothal of the five-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Dauphin. But once in France, Mary suffers a series of ominous accidents.

Queens' Play Summary

Queens' Play: The Lymond Chronicles Book Two by Dorothy Dunnett

Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . .

PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones.


'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement

Queen's Play is the second book in the series

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'The crossroads may not be of your own seeking, but at least the road you choose will be your own'

It is 1548 and seven-year-old Mary Queen of Scots, betrothed to her cousin the Dauphin, heir to the French throne, has been dispatched to France. But far from home and vulnerable, surrounded by the double-dealing and debauchery of a dangerous and unpredictable court, she suffers a series of 'accidents'.

Her mother, Scotland's Queen Dowager, orders Francis Crawford of Lymond to protect Mary, believing that at the very heart of Henri II's glittering, decadent court is an assassin hired to kill the infant monarch.

Lymond must secretly hunt down this individual before he himself is exposed . . .

'Vivid, engaging, densely plotted -- are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction' New York Times

'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

Queens' Play Reviews

Praise for Dorothy Dunnett * - *
A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention * New York Times *
Marvellous, breathtaking * The Times *
A masterpiece of historical fiction * Washington Post *
One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas * Cleveland Plain Dealer *
Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety * The Times *
Vivid, engaging, densely plotted - are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction * New York Times *

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.

Additional information

GOR001488552
9780140282405
0140282408
Queens' Play: The Lymond Chronicles Book Two by Dorothy Dunnett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
19990225
496
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