Dorothy Dunnett

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The Dorothy Dunnett Companions

by Elspeth Morrison

Dunnett Companion

UK hardback

Volume 1 - original hardback

This is an A-Z coverage of all the characters, places, and myriad background details that make Dorothy's books so enjoyable and richly textured. Elspeth Morrison is a research historian with degrees in Renaissance History and had to virtually recreate the original research which Dorothy very honestly admitted had not been properly documented at first.
Unfortunately the original Michael Joseph edition went out of print in 1997 and it was unavailable until 2001. There was never a US hardback edition.

UK. hdbk, M Joseph, Nov 94, £17.99 0718137752 Out of Print

     

US Companion

US paperback

Volume 1 - paperbacks

In 2001, with plans for volume 2 in preparation, it was published for the first time in the US by Vintage who initially had world rights to it. Penguin, who initially planned only to issue vol 2, changed their mind and bought back UK rights and issued their own paperback.

US. pbk, Vintage, July 2001, $15.00 0375725873

UK. pbk, Penguin, Dec 2001, £9.99 014100911X

UK Companion

UK paperback

     

Dunnett Companion Vol 2

UK Hardback

Volume 2

Elspeth and Dorothy spent almost a year working on Volume 2 of the Companion, completing it shortly before Dorothy's illness was diagnosed.
Volume 2 covers the last three Niccolos, earlier Niccolo items that couldn't be revealed previously without giving away the plot, and further Lymond items that had been researched since the original Companion. There are also lots of maps. It was published in hardback in the UK and paperback in the US

UK. hdbk, Michael Joseph, May 2002, £18.99 0718145461

US. pbk, Vintage, April 2002, $15.00, 0375726683

 


 

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