The Dorothy Dunnett Companion (Paperback)

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Here is a lovingly assembled, essential A-Z companion to Dorothy Dunnett’s brilliant Lymond Chronicles and the first five novels in the House of Niccolò series.

Elspeth Morrison has re-created the author’s exhaustive original research, documenting her myriad sources and literary references. Foreign phrases are translated; poems and quotations presented in full; historical figures and events fleshed out; subtle allusions–and there are many–noted. From the origins of the Arabic drink qahveh to a recipe for quince paste, from the medical uses of ants and alum, to Zacco, Zenobia, and Zoroaster, this easy-to-use A-to-Z reference richly illuminates the intricacies of the complex and far-flung Renaissance world Dorothy Dunnett’s creations so colorfully inhabit.

About the Author

Elspeth Morrison and Dorothy Dunnett live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Praise for The Dorothy Dunnett Companion…

"[Dunnett is] the finest living writer of historical fiction."–The Washington Post Book World

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375725873
ISBN-13: 9780375725876
Published: Vintage, 07/10/2001
Pages: 432
Language: English

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