My review of Dorothy Dunnett’s Caprice and Rondo has been published at Bookideas:
Caprice and Rondo is the seventh and concluding instalment of Dorothy Dunnett’s extraordinary depiction of the birth of modern capitalism The action has ranged from Iceland in the north to Timbuktu in the south and from Scotland in the west to Russia and Trebizond in the east. In other words, the protagonists have travelled the emergent trade routes that characterized the new order of finance, banking and merchandise. This is still the early stage of capitalist development, though, and the rule of law is very limited, especially in outlying (or peripheral) lands.
Read the full review here.