Pawn in Frankincense
Dorothy Dunnett

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Narrated By: David Monteath

Duration: 1 day and 15 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audio edition of Pawn in Frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett, read by David Monteath.

It is 1552 and the royal galley Dauphine, under the command of Francis Crawford of Lymond, sails the glittering but dangerous Mediterranean looking for a lost son.

Yet as the search grows more urgent, Lymond knows he is being drawn deeper into the intricate web of his enemy Gabriel, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St John, who is already weaving a subtle tapestry of revenge.

It is a journey that will lead Lymond to Constantinople and the court of Suleiman the Magnificent where a terrible game will be played with deadly and incalculable consequences . . .


Historical fiction, Historical adventure fiction, European history, Historical crime & mysteries, Historical romance

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A masterpiece of historical fiction

Washington Post

One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Vivid, engaging, densely plotted - are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction

New York Times

Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety

The Times

Marvellous, breathtaking

The Times

A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention

New York Times

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