Interviews with Dorothy


  • “My house is full of books and maps in languages that I can’t read.”  Dorothy Dunnett’s 1989 Off The Page TV interview (23 mins), in which she talks about her childhood and how she became a writer.


  • Dorothy Dunnett speaking about her childhood, and how she became a writer, on BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs – first broadcast on Saturday 24 April 1982 (40 mins).
  • Dorothy Dunnett addresses the Sir Walter Scott Club in 1992 and proposes the toast to Sir Walter in her capacity as Club President – download the mp3 file here (71 MB, 51 mins play time – sound quality variable).