Whispering Gallery 131

Whispering Gallery 131
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Issue 131, sent to Dorothy Dunnett Society members in June 2016:

Whispering Gallery 131 draws on the talks and photographs from April’s Dunnett Edinburgh Weekend. We include transcripts of two of the talks: one on the likeness between Lymond and the hero of Homer’s Odyssey, and the second that takes a historian’s view of a familiar Dunnett character, William Knollys.

Dorothy Dunnett had a rich vocabulary of unusual, esoteric and sometimes obscure words, which she utilised throughout her writing to great effect. We look at some examples in context, exploring how she employed them to convey far more than their superficial meaning.

For this issue’s Talking Point, we asked members to let us know about their favourite Dunnett-associated mementos. We hope you enjoy the photographs and stories around the various items that are shared with readers.


  • The Chairman’s Column
  • Trustees’ Notice Board
  • Minutes of the 2016 AGM
  • Two Americans in Edinburgh: Our Impressions of the Dunnett Weekend
  • The Engima of Francis Crawford
  • ‘Lord Sanct Johnis’: William Knollis and the Transformation of the Scottish Hospitallers
  • A Dunnett Lexicon
  • Real and Metaphorical Birds in the Dunnett Novels
  • Talking Point
  • A Letter from Dorothy Dunnett
  • Readers Writing Fiction
  • Obituaries

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