HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award 2019

Many congratulations to Kate Jewell who has won first prize in this year’s Historical Writers’ Assocation Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award 2019. We are pleased to announce that an anthology of the six shortlisted entries is available from Amazon UK and Amazon USA.  The ISBN is 978-1703350159.

Dorothy Dunnett Society and Historical Writers' Association Short Story Competition 2019 by [Dorothy Dunnett Society, Historical Writers' Association]

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Amazon Smile

If you are a UK AmazonSmile customer, you can now support the Dorothy Dunnett Society in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  • If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  • View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  • Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, you will need to update. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. AmazonSmile will notify us when it becomes available.

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Whispering Gallery 144 is out!

Issue 144 (Sept 2019) of our stunning quarterly magazine has been sent out to Dorothy Dunnett Society members.

Dorothy Dunnett’s talent as an artist is the subject of a couple of the articles in this issue, which features her portrait of Archie Abernethy on the front cover, said to be the only painting she made of a character from her books.

This issue features transcriptions of the talks given at this year’s Oxford Day. We consider the part played by Philippa as a supporting character to Lymond and we look at the role of maps in the novels.

Read more here.

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House of Niccolò audiobooks out today in UK

Today marks the release of the brand new House of Niccolò audiobooks in the UK!  Read by John Banks, they offer around 214 hours of listening pleasure.  Listen to a sample of Niccolò Rising, the first book in the 8 volume series. We love what we’ve heard so far.

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UK House of Niccolò republication delay

We have heard that the UK republication of the House of Niccolò series in paperback may be delayed from the planned 5th September date, and probably by more than a few days.  Our contact is off on their holidays for a fortnight, and we won’t hear more until they are back.

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