Dorothy Dunnett

1923 to 2001
Dorothy Dunnett

The doyenne of historical fiction, Dorothy Dunnett was celebrated worldwide for her series of novels including The Lymond Chronicles, The House of Niccolo and King Hereafter. A true renaissance woman, she was a portrait painter and leading light of the Scottish art scene.

At the age of 38, she took up writing so she’d have something good to read, starting with the first book in the Lymond Chronicles. She was awarded an OBE in 1992 for her services to literature.

Her works are discussed and celebrated by the Dorothy Dunnett Society.