Dorothy Dunnett


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

Died
November 09, 2001

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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/
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“I wish to God,” said Gideon with mild exasperation, “that you’d talk—just once—in prose like other people.”
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“I would give you my soul in a blackberry pie; and a knife to cut it with.”
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“Facts are the soil from which the story grows. Imagination is a last resort.”
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