The Dorothy Dunnett Society helps Dunnett readers around the world make contact and keep in touch with each other. Whether or not you’re a member of the Society, please feel free to sign our guest book and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
I discovered Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolo series quite by accident about 15 years ago. I proceeded to buy all of them in paperback, and even bought a 2nd when one one didn't get returned that I had loaned out.
Last year I discovered that our local library offered the Lymond Chronicles as e-Books and I'm hooked all over again. These series are so timeless,they should be on everyone's 'must read' list .
I'm glad to discover there is an entire society devoted to her body of work.
I just joined the society and am looking forward to interacting with other devoted Dunnett fans. I first met Lymond back in the mid-1970s and raved to everyone I knew about it, but few around here (I'm in New England) had heard of him. I've re-read Lymond Chronicles at least once every decade and they hold up over the years, indeed. Just found Nicolo a few years ago, but prefer Lymond.
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A warm welcome to the society, Denise!
WG 130 arrived yesterday, just in time for Easter!
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Thanks for letting us know, Eva. It's yet another terrific issue and we hope you enjoy it! (If anyone reading this wants to know what "Whispering Gallery" is, details are at the top of this page in the menu bar.)
My Mother introduced me to Francis Crawford when I was 16 and that was a long time ago! It's been difficult to find a Man to compare against him! I just reread the series for the 9th time (I think), and when my copy of The Game of Kings fell apart completely, 2 years ago, I loaded them up in my e reader, so I have Francis and Phillipa with me all the time ! I live in Victoria BC Canada, But I'm English and was Married to a Kerr ! My sons are both quite proud of their Left Handed Sheep Stealing ancestors !
Delighted to have found this website!
I have just returned from a trip to Hadrian's wall and to Scotland during which I took some time out to explore some of the places in the Borders mentioned in the Lymond series. For example, in my exploring around Hexham I came across the entrance gates to Beauchope Castle (house built on a 15th centory Peel Tower). I was able to make time to have afternoon tea in Biggar. I found that there is a nearby private house/manse called Culter Allers. The associated church has 19th century gravestones dedicated to Somervilles. I am not sure if these places were the inspiration for Flaws Valley and Midculter, but, as I have begun to read the Games of Kings again, I feel that I have a better understanding of the landscapes that Francis Crawford and his outlaw band roamed across. Going to very much enjoy this reread with those landscapes still in my mind's eye.