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Lymond 4: some great writing

I haven’t posted for a few days, because I am lost in Checkmate, the sixth and final book in the chronicles. I got off the tram today just as I finished reading a hugely dramatic scene, and walked all the … Continue reading

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Lymond 3: love is cryptonite

Lymond has fallen in love. It was possibly the best fictional moment ever. Some thoughts about how the most superior, restrained, unreachable character I have ever read managed to fall in love believably. (And this is a useful thing to … Continue reading

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Lymond 2: show don’t tell…except when you do

I mentioned in my previous post that there’s a moment in the Lymond books when you find out what’s actually been going on the whole time, and it retrospectively changes the narrative. The wonderful thing about this moment is that … Continue reading

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Lymond 1: the anti-hero and the witness

to people who are more clever than I (but see how clever I am! I even use correct grammar!) this may be obvious. To me it was not. It is very, very difficult to write a successful anti-hero if you … Continue reading

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Lymond

I came back this year promising Lymond and have so far delivered none…. so here goes: An infamous man returns to sixteenth-century Scotland. Six years previous he sold secrets to the English that almost destroyed the Scottish army, and rumour … Continue reading

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