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Part of the "Lymond Chronicles", Dorothy Dunnett's series of six novels, this text explores the intricacies of 16th-century history through the exploits of the soldier Francis Crawford of Lymond.
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Checkmate: The Lymond Chronicles Book Six by Dorothy Dunnett

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

THE PERFECT GIFT 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

Checkmate is the sixth and final book in the series

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'If they place the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left and ask me to give up my mission, I will not give it up until the truth prevails or I myself perish in the attempt . . .'

It is 1557 and legendary Scottish warrior Francis Crawford of Lymond is once more in France. There he is leading an army to rout the hated English from Calais.

Yet while Lymond seeks victory on the battlefield he is haunted by his troubled past - chiefly the truth about his origins and his marriage (in name only) to young Englishwoman Philippa Somerville.

As the French offer him a way out of his marriage and his wife appears in France on a mission of her own, the final moves are made in a great game that has been playing out over an extraordinary decade of war, love and struggle - bringing the Lymond Chronicles to a spellbinding close.

'A masterpiece of historical fiction' Washington Post

'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

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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.

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GOR002315909
Checkmate: The Lymond Chronicles Book Six by Dorothy Dunnett
Dorothy Dunnett
The Lymond Chronicles
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-01-28
688
0140282386
9780140282382
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