Queens' Play

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Francis Crawford of Lymond finds his life in peril when he becomes caught up in the political intrigues in Scotland during the sixteenth century and comes to the aid of a young Queen Mary, who is being groomed for marriage to the dauphin of France. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. *Author: Dunnett, Dorothy *Publication Date: 1997/05/01 *Number of Pages: 432 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679777441
SKU 30119389
Format Paperback
ISBN10 067977744X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Dorothy Dunnett
Dorothy Halliday Dunnett grew up in Edinburgh, a student of music and art who never had any ambitions to be a writer. She went to work at Britain's Ministry of Information in the 1940s, and in 1946 married the man who was her boss, Alexander Dunnett. The couple lived in Glasgow, where Dorothy was a professional portrait painter. It was her husband who suggested, as a lark, that she begin writing a series of historical novels. Her first attempt, THE GAME OF KINGS, was rejected by British publishers, so she submitted it to G.P. Putnam's Sons in America, where it was published in 1961--the initial novel in the fabulously successful "Lyman Chronicles." Dunnett went on to write other novels in several different series and also wrote mysteries under her maiden name. Widowed in 1998, Dunnett had two sons and two grandchildren.
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Annotation In this second volume of the "Lymond Chronicles", Francis Crawford enters the service of the young Mary Queen of Scots and travels to France on her behalf as a "mole" in the French court, disguised as a rakish Irish bard.
First Line She wanted Crawford of Lymond.
Editors Note For the first time Dunnetts Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.Second in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Queens Play follows Frances Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots. Though she is only a little girl, the Queen is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France. It is to France that Lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intact.
Editors Note 3 Once an accused traitor, now a valued, if reluctant, agent of Scottish diplomacy, Lymond is sent to France, to protect a very young Queen Mary Stuart, who is being groomed for marriage to the dauphin. Disguised as a disreputable Irish scholar, Lymond insinuates himself into the glittering labyrinth of the French court, where every courtier is a would-be conspirator.
Editors Note 4 For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.Second in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Queen's Play follows Frances Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots. Though she is only a little girl, the Queen is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France. It is to France that Lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intact.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0448
Publisher Vintage Books
Series Part 0002

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