Caprice And Rondo
Dorothy Dunnett

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Narrated By: John Banks

Duration: 1 day, 2 hours and 41 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks.

January 1474, in the deep cold of an ice-bound Danzig: a man is spending a frivolous winter not facing up to his responsibilities ... It is the merchant Niccolo, diviner, soldier, banker to Kings; shunned by all who know him after revelations of hismurderous mischief-making. But his talents are too great to be squandered, and a subtle political dance ensues as rivals in Poland, Venice, and Persia bid for his services in trade and war and diplomacy. Niccolo has lost his family; but he will discover a new purpose in life...


Historical fiction, Historical adventure fiction, Historical romance

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Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety

The Times

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

The New York Times

Marvellous, breathtaking

The Times

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

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Praise for Dorothy Dunnett


A masterpiece of historical fiction