News & Events

UK Newsletters

In the UK publishers used to produce a Newsletter to coincide with each new book, telling readers a little about it. Everything is digital now, but readers can sign up for occasional news by sending email details to: They run a Facebook page for me to sneer at, but John likes it, so he has linked my website to it if you enjoy such stuff.

Events Programme 2018 (more events are being arranged)

Note: I can now only undertake events where the travel is suitable and expected numbers are good. I’m sorry but events may be cancelled if there is not sufficient interest beforehand.

Books are usually available for sale and I will happily sign new ones but please be considerate about older editions. (My handwriting tells its own story…) It is also polite to remember that our hosts at the venue are holding events in order to sell new stock.

Saturday 24 March 1.15 Aye Write, the Mitchell Library, Glasgow, hopefully with advance copies of Pandora’s Boy

Tuesday 3 April – 7.00 Tiverton Library, talk and signing 

Wednesday 4 April – 7.30 Rhydypennau Library, Cyncoed, Cardiff, talk and signing

Thursday 5 April – Official UK hardback publication of Pandora’s Boy

April 18-22 I shall be a Guest Lecturer on a special Andante Travel tour to the Bay of Naples, giving an evening talk and personally guiding a visit to the Villa at Oplontis. One of my longterm team will also be on this tour so there will be unique insights into publishing the books. Contact Andante to book. A few places are still available.

Saturday 28 April11.30 the Dorothy Dunnett Society, talk in the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh University at the Dorothy Dunnett weekend

Friday 25 May – 7.00 Gateshead Library, talk and signing

Saturday 21 July – Salisbury Museum, Festival of Archaeology

Friday 17 August – after-dinner speaker at St Hilda’s Crime conference, Oxford

Thursday 4 October – Official UK paperback publication of Pandora’s Boy

Saturday 6 October – Fishbourne Roman Palace, 2.30 Q & A event, followed by signing (and I believe there may be afternoon tea)