DD wrote more than the Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo.

She also wrote a series of books featuring Johnson Johnson and his boat Dolly.

Each book was titled Dolly and….

We know very little about JJ. He has a boat called Dolly. He turns up in all parts of the world. He solves stuff.

Remember – these books were written in the times, 60’s/70’s, when Dolly Bird meant a dim and ditzy girl who needed a MAN (even if he wore thick bi-focals) to HELP HER.

These days an original DOLLY BIRD book is out of my pay grade. I have a few.

I have this one.

Dolly and The Singing Bird.

P.S. Can you see the influence of one of Dorothy and her her husband’s closest friends……Ian Fleming here?