The highlight of this issue is the full transcript of the talk on Lymond’s library given at Oxford Day 2015 and again at last year’s Dunnett Weekend. This explores the range of ‘worn papers and books’ that Philippa stumbles upon in the tower at Midculter; it discusses the manuscripts and books that would have been available at this period and how the ideas they contained influenced their readers.
We publish more articles inspired by the Dunnett Carnival of Venice, along with the character biography Dorothy Dunnett wrote for Gregorio, which locates him in the city. Our explorations of Dunnett’s birds and words continue, and we accompany a new reader as she takes her first steps into The Game of Kings. And which Dunnett book would you take with you to the Desert Island? Several members weigh up the choices and tell us which single title they’d pick to be shipwrecked with.
Contents of Issue 134, sent to Dorothy Dunnett Society members in March 2017