Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2016

The Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2016, worth £1,000, is now open. The Prize is for an essay of 3750 – 4000 words. Entries will be accepted from students registered on a PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution.

The Prize is offered in pursuit of the Dorothy Dunnett Society’s constitutional aim:

“To advance the education of the public concerning the history, politics, culture and religion of the 11th, 15th and 16th centuries by promoting the study of and research into such subjects particularly as they relate to the works of Dorothy Dunnett and to disseminate to the public the results of such research.”

The Prize is for an essay of 3750 – 4000 words. Entries will be accepted from students registered on a PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution.  To find out more and how to apply, visit the University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

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Alyson Bailes

 

Alyson Bailes became ambassador to Finland in 2000, when it was still relatively uncommon for a woman to get a top post in Europe

Alyson JK Bailes CMG

It is with deep sadness that we report the death in Scotland on 29th April 2016 of Dorothy Dunnett Society member Alyson JK Bailes CMG, author of Iceland: The Dorothy Dunnett Guide. She was a popular and extraordinarily talented woman and will be sorely missed by all her Dorothy Dunnett Society friends.  Several British newspapers have published obituaries and you can read The Guardian’s here.  Readers of The Lymond Chronicles will be moved to know that Alyson requested her ashes be scattered at St Mary’s Loch.

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“Lymond is back” fridge magnet

Why not treat yourself or the Dunnett reader in your life to one of these attractive fridge magnets?  Available exclusively from our online shop, with a discount for members of the Dorothy Dunnett Society, they are sure to get everyone talking about your favourite books!

magnet

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Live on radio: book discussion of “The Game of Kings”

There will be an on-air/online book review of “The Game of Kings” on Crowzone Radio on 13th April at 9 pm UK time. Wherever you are, you can listen live or even take part by using Chatwing on their website at http://www.crowzone.co.uk/. If you’d like to join the team in the studio in Kington Langley, Wiltshire, drop them a line at studio@crowzone.co.uk.  We know at least one reader who’s already booked a place!

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2016 Edinburgh Weekend

Once again the Weekend Organising Team put together yet another amazing programme of events!

Highlights included a guided tour of Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens on Friday afternoon;  a welcome dinner at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday evening; a Saturday morning talk from Dr Deirdre Serjeantson, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at the University of Essex, entitled The Private Labyrinth: the books that made Lymond; and a talk from Professor Scott Richardson, St John’s University in Minnesota, about his new book, Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles: The Enigma of Francis Crawford.  We also enjoyed  a mystery “revelry” devised by Kathy Lewis; the Dorothy Dunnett Society Annual General Meeting; a Gala dinner on Saturday evening; and a Sunday excursion to Dunfermline Abbey and Palace.

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