This year’s annual IDDD is on Saturday 13th November 2021. Virtually or in person, groups will be meeting around the world, and at 13.00 (1 pm) local time, they will raise a toast to the Lady who started it all, and to absent friends.
£40.84 was donated to the Dorothy Dunnett Society as a result of Amazon (UK) Smile programme activity between 1 April and 30 June 2021. Thank you to everyone who kindly nominated the DDS as their nominated Amazon Smile charity! If you are an Amazon.co.uk customer who would like to support the Society – and if you haven’t already nominated a different charity – please visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC030649. Once registered for the scheme, set smile.amazon.co.uk as your Amazon home page and donations will happen automatically, costing you nothing.
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Issue 151 of Whispering Gallery was sent out to Dorothy Dunnett Society members in June 2021.
We are pleased and proud to announce the publication of Orkney and North-East Scotland: The Dorothy Dunnett Guide. Order here.
‘They’re rebuilding the church of the old Pictish monastery. And now they have the feel of it, they’ve decided to knock down part of Earl Sigurd’s hall and build a better one. With heating-flues, and a water-channel, and bath-house outside. Some of the houses are being rebuilt as well, and they are to repair the slipway.’ (Groa explains the renovations at Birsay; KH, Pt 3, Ch 12)
Orkney and North-East Scotland: The Dorothy Dunnett Guide – 80 pages of quotes, texts and illustrations that explore locations in Thorfinn’s Orkney, his Caithness earldoms and his Moray mormaerdom.
Covering mainly the first two parts of the novel it features, amongst others, Deerness, Birsay and Orphir in Orkney, Thurso, Ham and Freswick in Caithness, the battle that opens the possibility of the kingship of Alba, Duftah’s St Colman’s and Deer, the places where Thorfinn recuperates from Dunsinane and Lumphanan, where he meets his end.