The Ringed Castle: The Lymond Chronicles Book Five (The Lymond Chronicles)

Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Category: Historical Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

From the silken palaces of Suleiman the Magnificent to the barbaric court of Ivan the Terrible- Francis Crawford of Lymond, Scottish soldier of fortune, scholar and wit, is being drawn to Russia, and a chilling destiny as Voevoda of its armies and favourite of the capricious young Tsar. It is half a world away from his homeland, now sheltering Philippa Somerville, to whom he is married on paper, and the child they freed from Constantinople together. Compelled to return as Ivan's envoy to Tudor London, Lymond sets himself to maintain his cold purpose, challenged by his friends as well as his enemies, and, most agonisingly, by the girl whom he expects to divorce. The Ringed Castle is the fifth book in Dorothy Dunnett's brilliant panorama of 16th century history, The Lymond Chronicles.
'The two strands of the story are skilfully woven together with lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety.'
The 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.


SKU BK-9780140279894
Barcode # 9780140279894
Brand Penguin Books Ltd
Artist / Author Dorothy Dunnett
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 19.200m
Shipping Height 4.400m
Shipping Length 12.600m

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