'The crossroads may not be of your own seeking, but at least the road you choose will be your own' It is 1548 and seven-year-old Mary Queen of Scots, betrothed to her cousin the Dauphin, heir to the French throne, has been dispatched to France. But far from home and vulnerable, surrounded by the double-dealing and debauchery of a dangerous and unpredictable court, she suffers a series of 'accidents'. Her mother, Scotland's Queen Dowager, orders Francis Crawford of Lymond to protect Mary, believing that at the very heart of Henri II's glittering, decadent court is an assassin hired to kill the infant monarch. Lymond must secretly hunt down this individual before he himself is exposed . . . 'Vivid, engaging, densely plotted -- are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction' New York Times
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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 15th and 16th centuries and ranging across Europe and the Mediterranean, and for King Hereafter, the 11th 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.Review:
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 *
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Descripción Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0140282408