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Dorothy Dunnett

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donroc
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Postby donroc » Wed October 6th, 2010, 11:59 am

For a start:

Lord Byron?
Augustus the Strong of Saxony? Said to have sired 365 bastards? :eek:
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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annis
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Postby annis » Wed October 6th, 2010, 5:09 pm

In this case Francis Crawford of Lymond, hero of Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond series and ultimate Renaissance man - "polyglot scholar, soldier, poet, musician, nobleman". He's charismatic, daring, handsome, intelligent, sensitive and tormented - irresistible :)


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Augustus the Strong of Saxony? Said to have sired 365 bastards?

He must indeed have had plenty of -er- strength!
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Wed October 6th, 2010, 5:32 pm

"annis" wrote:In this case Francis Crawford of Lymond, hero of Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond series and ultimate Renaissance man - "polyglot scholar, soldier, poet, musician, nobleman". He's charismatic, daring, handsome, intelligent, sensitive and tormented - irresistible :)


Does indeed sound irresistible. Dunnett's books just got bumped up on my TBR list. ;)

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Mello
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mello » Thu October 7th, 2010, 6:02 am

I wish I could find somewhere in cyber the cover of my copy of Queens Play to post. Lymond is staring out to sea, calm on the the outside. He has the cat-like quality about him that Dunnett describes a lot. I always have this picture in my mind when I think of Lymond.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu October 7th, 2010, 3:11 pm

"Mello" wrote:I wish I could find somewhere in cyber the cover of my copy of Queens Play to post. Lymond is staring out to sea, calm on the the outside. He has the cat-like quality about him that Dunnett describes a lot. I always have this picture in my mind when I think of Lymond.


Did you try ebay? If not, can you scan it for us here?
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Thu October 7th, 2010, 3:31 pm

Mello,

is it this one?

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Mello
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mello » Thu October 7th, 2010, 11:43 pm

"Ludmilla" wrote:Mello,

is it this one?

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Yes, that's it! I guess I didn't look hard enough.

Can't explain why, but I feel very attached to that cover.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri November 5th, 2010, 12:08 am

Just spotted this one.

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At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

annis
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Postby annis » Fri November 5th, 2010, 3:01 am

Blimey! Where do you find these covers, Misfit? Who the devil is that riding Pegasus? It looks a bit like a woman. Can't be Lymond, as everyone knows he's blond.... Can't be Suleiman the Magnificent as everyone knows he never goes out without a turban the size of a pumpkin...

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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Fri November 5th, 2010, 2:17 pm

The dress reminds me of that famous shot of Marilyn Monroe standing over the ventilation grate.

Other than that, the cover has a very 1970s LSD feel to it.......


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