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Dorothy Dunnett

Dorothy Dunnett 1923-2001
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The Dorothy Dunnett Society was founded in 2001 by Dorothy Dunnett and enables its members to enjoy, discuss and promote her books and the historical periods in which they are set. Lively and companionable, the Society is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are run by volunteers, and have over 500 members in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, France and other countries.

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The Society is legally constituted as a charity under the laws of Scotland and its aims are 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 generally and into such subjects particularly as they relate to the works of Dorothy Dunnett, and to disseminate to the public the results of such research.
  • foster the appreciation and recognition of the literary works of Dorothy Dunnett.
  • ensure that the manuscripts, letters, reference materials and research papers of Dorothy Dunnett are preserved and are accessible.

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