You are warmly invited to attend the 2019 Annual Gathering of the Dorothy Dunnett Society. The Dunnett Weekend and AGM will be held from 26th to 28th April 2019 in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland. This is an unmissable opportunity to meet up with other Dunnett readers from around the world, to meet old friends and to make new ones.
Our talented organising team has assembled an extensive programme of talks, music and tours for the weekend at venues both in and around Edinburgh. We would also like you to join us at our Welcome Meal to kick off the event on Friday evening, and a spectacular Gala Dinner on Saturday night.
This year, for the first time, we offer a secure online booking system. To find out more and to book your place, please visit our dedicated website, weekend.dunnettcentral org. The closing date for registrations is 28th February 2019. Please note that places on some events are limited, so prompt booking is advised.
After more than 20 years, Diana Crane and Olive Millward are standing down from organising the annual Oxford Dunnett Day. Huge thanks and appreciation go to them for all their hard work and contribution to the Dunnett world.
And we’re incredibly lucky that Linzy Brady has stepped forward and will be organising Oxford Day 2019. It will take place on Saturday 8th June 2019. Linzy has just started planning, helped by Olive and Diana, so please put Saturday 8th June 2019 in your diary, and support Linzy in this.
Look out for more information from Linzy online and in Whispering Gallery next year.
Did we mention it’s on Saturday 8th June 2019?
New recordings of the Lymond Chronicles audiobooks have been released today, narrated by David Monteath. At the moment they are only available in the UK but will be available in other countries in a few days on 11th November 2018.
If you’re thinking of buying and would like to support the Dorothy Dunnett Society, please follow this link to Amazon UK where you can also listen to samples from the audiobooks.
If you’d like to hear all the Lymond samples in one place, go here.
The first ever audiobook of King Hereafter, read by David Rintoul, has also been released today in the UK, with other countries to follow in a few days on 11th November 2018.
If you’re thinking of buying the audiobook and would like to support the Dorothy Dunnett Society, please follow this link to Amazon UK where you can also listen to a sample.
Friday 21st–Sunday 23rd September 2018
Organised by Betty Cooper, and featuring:
Friday | Lectures in a beautiful Victorian theatre within Chester’s Grosvenor Museum building: Katherine Wilson on ‘Silk – Europe’s rich fabric and its production and uses in the Middle Ages’; and Tom Pickles on Chester’s Viking history. Both are senior lecturers in Medieval History at Chester University.
Saturday | Coach trip to the Macclesfield Silk Museum and Paradise Mill.
Sunday | Chester’s Viking history through a re-enactment and guided walk along Chester’s historic streets.
Plus the opportunity to meet and discuss Thorfinn’s exploits in Chester with both old and new friends. Time, too, to enjoy a Gala Dinner and other culinary delights.