As most of you will realise, today is the 10th anniversary of Dorothy’s death. It is not a day I will ever forget, and the letter to everyone announcing it was the hardest I ever had to write. In some ways it seems only weeks ago and in others a lifetime. So many things have changed since then, yet the memories of her effervescent intellect and kindness are as fresh as ever.
The important thing is to remember the continuing fellowship of countless Dunnett readers throughout the world which she made possible, and the immense and lasting pleasure she gave to us all; changing lives, educating us while entertaining us, inspiring travel and studies of myriad aspects of history and other related subjects.
She was the best, and she will not be forgotten.
Thank you Dorothy.