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October 25, 2014


Allen Hazen

I think an interesting novel might be written about the historical Macbeth (there seem to be enough holes in the evidence to allow for… creative speculation). Dunnett, alas, wanted a superman as hero, so conflated two historicalpersonages: MacBeth and a contemporary Norse Earl of Orkney: the result didn't seem to me a believable character. (And I say that as someone who has immensely enjoyed some of Dunnett's work!)

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