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 Niccolo 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.
Boyd Morrison has a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and has worked for NASA, Microsoft's Xbox Games Group, and Thomson-RCA. In 2003, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and became a "Jeopardy! "champion. He is also a professional actor who has appeared in commercials, stage plays, and films. He lives with his wife in Seattle.
"[Dunnett is] the finest living writer of historical fiction."–The Washington Post Book World