International Dorothy Dunnett Day (IDDD) 2019

The ninth annual IDDD took place on Saturday 9th November 2019, when once again Dunnett Readers across the world met in homes, restaurants, pubs, parks, museums and other locations. At 1 pm local time they raised a glass to toast the Lady who started it all, and to remember absent friends.

Below are details of the 2019 gatherings. Why not join us next year?  All are welcome, whether you’re in the Dorothy Dunnett Society or not. All you need to qualify is a love of DD’s books!

If you don’t see your area on the list and are interested in organising a 2020 gathering — no matter how big or small — please send an email to Tina Dallas (our IDDD coordination officer) at and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Edinburgh, Scotland
Sat 9th November 2019
12 noon – Meet at Makars’ Court at the Dorothy Dunnett stone
12.45 – Gather at Michael’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 15 Jeffrey St (off the High St/Canongate)
Contact Barbara Milner at  with the subject “Edinburgh IDDD”

Harris, Hebrides, Scotland
12 noon, Sat 9th November 2019
Hosted by Mairi McCuish
Contact Mairi at

Lincoln, UK
12.30, Saturday 9th November
Trattoria Da Vicenzo, 14 West Parade, Lincoln
Contact Linda Holmes at with the subject line “Lincoln UK”

Central London, UK
Fifth View, Waterstone’s, Piccadilly
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Jenny McNamara at , with the subject “London”

South West England
We will be arranging lunch from 12 noon – 2 pm on Saturday 9th November 2019
Somewhere in the Cotswolds… (venue to be confirmed).
Please contact Karen Alvey at   for further details, if you would like to join us.

Somerset West/Cape Town, South Africa
Sat 9th November 2019 – time to be decided. Venue TBA.
If you are a DD fan who is just visiting the area, you’d be most welcome to join our tiny band of readers! (Note: location is Somerset West, near Cape Town)
Contact Rose Humphreys at

Vancouver, Canada
Dorothy Dunnett’s fans on the West Coast of Canada will be gathering to celebrate her legacy on Saturday 9 November 2019. Our plans for this year are still being developed.
For details please contact

Toronto-Niagara, Canada
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto
Contact Tina Dallas at

Sydney, Australia
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Venue: Sydney Botanic Gardens Restaurant
Contact Alison Stewart-Klein at  with the subject ‘Sydney IDDD’

Melbourne, Australia
12.30 pm for lunch and drinks, Sat 9th November 2019
The Garden Restaurant, National Gallery of Victoria
Contact Sarsha Walker at

Brisbane, Australia
Venue TBA
12 noon until late, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Kate Roach at , with the subject “Brisbane”

Oregon-Washington, USA
1 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Marco Polo Restaurant, 300 Liberty Street SE in Salem, Oregon
Contact Laura Sauter at

Houston, USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
La Madeleine Restaurant, 10100 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77042
Contact Olva Pharo at , or just come to the restaurant. Olva will be wearing her unicorn pin!

North Carolina, USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Hibernian Restaurant & Pub, 311 Glenwood Ave, Downtown Raleigh, NC
For further information, write to Beth Rambo at and specify “North Carolina” in the subject line.

Boston, USA
Needham, Massachusetts
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
For further information, write to and specify “Boston” in the subject line.

NJ-NYC area, USA
12 noon, Sat 9th November 2019
Venue TBA
Contact Lily Meyer at

Des Moines, Iowa USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Skip’s Restaurant, 4000 Fleur Drive on Des Moines’ south side
Contact Suzanne Robinson at

SF Bay Area, USA
12 noon – 3 pm, Saturday 9th November 2019
At the home of Kelly and Olive DePonte
Contact Olive DePonte at

Chicago Area, USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Lady Gregory’s Andersonville, 5260 N Clark St, Chicago
Contact Sharon Michalove at , with the subject “Chicago” no later than November 4.

Minneapolis-St Paul, USA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake Street, Minneapolis
Contact Kit Gordon at , with the subject “Minneapolis-St Paul”

Colorado, USA
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
South Denver or Castle Rock (venue TBA)
Contact Deirdre McCormack at  with the subject “Colorado IDDD”

Mid-Atlantic, USA
12 noon – 2 pm Saturday 9th November, 2019
Pirates Cove Restaurant & Dock Bar 4817 Riverside Dr, Galesville
Contact Jeanne Markowski at  

Conway, Arkansas, USA
Mike’s Place, 808 Front St, Conway, Arkansas 72032
12.30 pm, Saturday 9 November  2019
Contact Amy Hazel at

Phoenix, USA
Venue: Home of Glee Cady
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Glee Cady at , with the subject “Phoenix”

New Orleans, USA
Venue Terenia Guill’s home (please email for street address)
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Terenia Guill at

Pittsburgh, USA
Venue TBA
12 noon – 2 pm, Sat 9th November 2019
Contact Susan Morris at