Order your copy of Edinburgh: The Dorothy Dunnett Guide


Edinburgh: the Dorothy Dunnett GuideWould you like to explore Edinburgh in the footsteps of Lymond and Nicholas, the heroes of Dorothy Dunnett’s series of novels, The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolò?

Edinburgh: The Dorothy Dunnett Guide describes all the locations, past, present and fictional, described in her novels. This guide will enable you to see Edinburgh through the eyes of Lymond and Nicholas, as well as introducing you to the beautiful city in which Dorothy Dunnett lived and worked.

This guide contains a brief history of Edinburgh, locations from the books and of the period, maps of the old town, museum visits and detailed accounts of important scenes set in Edinburgh. This is the guide for any Dunnett reader visiting or imagining Edinburgh.

Publication date: April 2015.

ISBN: 978-0-9570046-3-4

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The Dorothy Dunnett Scottish Schools History Award

The Dorothy Dunnett Society is inviting all Secondary Schools in Scotland to participate in a Scottish Schools history award.

Schools are invited to offer the Dorothy Dunnett History Award for the best elective assignment submitted in their school in the 2015 Higher History diet. The Society will provide a certificate for presentation at each participating school’s internal awards ceremony.  Schools are further invited to submit their winning assignment for the Dorothy Dunnett National History Award to be presented at the Scottish Association of Teachers of History (SATH) conference.

Since 2011 the Society has awarded the Dorothy Dunnett History Prize, an essay competition open to PhD students of history in universities in the UK and beyond.  Now, in collaboration with SATH, the Society is extending its support for the study of history to schools in Scotland.

Please download the flyer for further details of the Dorothy Dunnett History Award.

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Oxford Day 2015

“Lymond is back.”

Wolfson College gardens

Oxford Day 2015, in association with the Dorothy Dunnett Society, will take place on 13th June at Wolfson College, Oxford, and  this year the focus will be on The Lymond Chronicles.

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The Oxford Day speakers will be James Evans, on “Richard Chancellor and the Great Exploratory Voyage of 1553: the transformation of England” and Dr Deirdre Serjeantson, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature, University of Essex, on  “The Private Labyrinth': the books that made Lymond”.

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Preloved books offer in aid of the Dorothy Dunnett Society

geminiA friend of the Dorothy Dunnett Society needs to part with her precious collection of books. There are hardbacks and paperbacks from both The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolò, together with assorted audio cassettes.  Some are offered for the cost of postage (which will depend on where you live) whereas for others – eg, a signed hardback – there is a suggested donation to the Dorothy Dunnett Society, for which we are very grateful.  The full list of what’s available is here.  If you are interested in any of the items on offer, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Essex Day 2015


Essex Day 2015 Dorothy Dunnett Essex Day 2015 will be held on Saturday 28th February at Craft Arena. We will hear from the 18th Baron Petre about his ancestry particularly the 2nd Baron Sir William Petre who was a member of the Muscovy Company; the history of embroidery and a chance to stitch; there will be live lute music and a talk from Paul Egholm about the construction and history of the lute; a quiz and an evening meal at a local restaurant if you wish. If you would like more information contact Linda at email hidden; JavaScript is requiredby 31st Jan with your email address. Places are very limited, so first come, first served!

In association with the Dorothy Dunnett Society

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