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In memoriam

It's ten years today since Dorothy Dunnett died, leaving behind an impressive body of work, and many dedicated readers. She was not only a great writer, but a gracious lady who brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. She is sadly missed.

Wishful Lymond casting

I've finally forced someone else to start reading Lymond!  It's le_russe_satan , and she's already in love with him.  Success!  She was just saying they should make a movie with some sinfully beautiful actor playing him, and of course I've thought of it too (in spite of not REALLY wanting to share him with the movie world, knowing that they would ruin some of the things and corrupt some of my mental images and make everybody fall in superficial love with him.  For instance, I remember when I was the ONLY one who loved Legolas... hmph.  He was mine first!)

BUT!  If I were forced to pick an actor, and if Peter O'Toole was not young and beautiful at the time of filming, I've sometimes thought I MIGHT be able to settle for J. J. Feild.

What do you think?  If you have a different idea, I will need to see support with images, sinfully beautiful images.  Please submit them in a sinfully beautiful format.

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The Disorderly Knights

I finished The Disorderly Knights about two weeks ago and grace_poppy  asked me to post about my thoughts on it.
Since I was on holiday I didn't get around to it earlier.
So, what did I think (besides OMG! the writing of that woman is amazing):
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And because I'm already about halfway through Pawn in Frankincense (those books are far too addicting, although I try not to read as fast as my flat mate who is already on page 200 or so in the last book, so it will last a bit longer), another little doubt:

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Hi everybody, I just joined this community. I've started reading  the Chronicles of Lymond and I'm so passionate about these books that I feel the need to share my obsession with other people :) - I read The Game of Kings and Queen's Play and I'm now onto the third book.   The books are not easy to read (and English is not my mother-tongue! I'm Italian) but are truly fascinating.  At the moment I seem to spend a lot of time thinking about who could play the part of Lymond if a film was ever made. Any idea?
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Reading Dunnett

Or actually in my case, reading Lymond, as although I've read the Niccolo series, I don't warm to him in the same way as I do to Francis. Partly I think because he reminds me of a friend (the sarcasm, the music). I have now read TLC three times, and am due for a re-read, but have such a huge to read pile that I'm not going to do it this side of Christmas. Perhaps in '08? I think Lymond has a hard shell, but a very soft centre, and the first indication of this is his relationship with Christian, who I really like. Better not give away anymore!