,
Dorothy Dunnett

Dorothy Dunnett’s Followers (749)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Dorothy Dunnett


Born
in Dunfermline, Scotland, The United Kingdom
August 25, 1923

Died
November 09, 2001

Website

Genre


Dorothy Dunnett OBE was a Scottish historical novelist. She is best known for her six-part series about Francis Crawford of Lymond, The Lymond Chronicles, which she followed with the eight-part prequel The House of Niccolò. She also wrote a novel about the real Macbeth called King Hereafter and a series of mystery novels centered on Johnson Johnson, a portrait painter/spy.

Her New York times obituary is here.

Dorothy Dunnett Society: http://dorothydunnett.org
Fansite: http://www.dorothydunnett.co.uk/
...more

Average rating: 4.4 · 51,788 ratings · 4,070 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Game of Kings (The Lymo...

4.15 avg rating — 9,055 ratings — published 1961
Rate this book
Clear rating
Queens' Play (The Lymond Ch...

4.46 avg rating — 4,399 ratings — published 1964 — 43 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Niccolò Rising (The House o...

4.28 avg rating — 4,201 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Disorderly Knights (The...

4.58 avg rating — 3,826 ratings — published 1966 — 35 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pawn in Frankincense (The L...

4.61 avg rating — 3,758 ratings — published 1969 — 33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Checkmate (The Lymond Chron...

4.70 avg rating — 3,489 ratings — published 1975 — 29 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ringed Castle (The Lymo...

4.58 avg rating — 3,423 ratings — published 1971 — 29 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Spring of the Ram (The ...

by
4.41 avg rating — 2,708 ratings — published 1987 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Race of Scorpions (The Hous...

4.43 avg rating — 2,378 ratings — published 1989 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Scales of Gold (The House o...

4.47 avg rating — 2,259 ratings — published 1991 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Dorothy Dunnett…
The Game of Kings Queens' Play The Disorderly Knights Pawn in Frankincense The Ringed Castle Checkmate
(6 books)
by
4.44 avg rating — 28,023 ratings

Niccolò Rising The Spring of the Ram Race of Scorpions Scales of Gold The Unicorn Hunt To Lie with Lions Caprice and Rondo
(8 books)
by
4.41 avg rating — 18,984 ratings

Dolly and the Singing Bird Ibiza Surprise Dolly and the Doctor Bird Dolly and the Starry Bird Dolly and the Nanny Bird Dolly and the Bird of Paradise Send a Fax to the Kasbah
(7 books)
by
3.85 avg rating — 1,934 ratings

Quotes by Dorothy Dunnett  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“I wish to God,” said Gideon with mild exasperation, “that you’d talk—just once—in prose like other people.”
Dorothy Dunnett, The Game of Kings

“I would give you my soul in a blackberry pie; and a knife to cut it with.”
Dorothy Dunnett, The Disorderly Knights

“Facts are the soil from which the story grows. Imagination is a last resort.”
Dorothy Dunnett

Polls

March 2013: HF Series Read

 
  32 votes 14.8%

 
  24 votes 11.1%

 
  20 votes 9.3%

 
  17 votes 7.9%

 
  15 votes 6.9%

 
  14 votes 6.5%

 
  14 votes 6.5%

 
  13 votes 6.0%

 
  9 votes 4.2%

 
  9 votes 4.2%

 
  8 votes 3.7%

 
  7 votes 3.2%

 
  6 votes 2.8%

 
  5 votes 2.3%

 
  5 votes 2.3%

 
  5 votes 2.3%

 
  5 votes 2.3%

 
  5 votes 2.3%

 
  3 votes 1.4%

216 total votes
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
SciFi and Fantasy...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Reference list of books read? 15 220 Mar 30, 2009 07:04PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Hello!! 24 86 Apr 20, 2009 07:31PM  
Goodreads Malaysia: Jangkauan geografi pembacaan kita.... 31 112 Apr 21, 2009 04:56PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Hi from a voraceous reader... 12 301 Apr 22, 2009 10:44AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading right now? 180 499 Jul 01, 2009 01:34AM  
Goodreads Malaysia: Senarai 50 Yati 41 144 Dec 13, 2009 05:47AM  
Beyond Reality: This topic has been closed to new comments. What else are you reading in December 2009? 82 113 Dec 30, 2009 12:42PM  
Goodreads Librari...: Policy on inclusion of websites in author pages 15 47 Jan 12, 2010 09:41AM  
Beyond Reality: Re-Reading earlier books in series before tackling latest novel 22 73 May 14, 2010 06:10AM