Georgette Heyer’s Regency novels have never been out of print. And there’s good reason for that. Her historical comedies of manners have charm, wit, romance, perception into human nature and a wealth of fabulous historical detail. Few novelists have given me such comfort, entertainment and laughs as has the inimitable Georgette!
This talk will take you to the places where she sets her novels. Discover the gentlemen’s clubs of Regency London, Almack’s where her heroines dance, the shops they visit, the squares and crescents where they walk and such towns as Bath and Brighton where they go for their health or to ‘take the air’. Learn about the real historical figures she introduces into her fiction, the sporting venues, and the English counties she most favoured as settings for her stories.
SUSANNAH FULLERTON has been the President of The Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is Sydney’s most popular literary lecturer and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image Credits: George Godwin Kilburne (1839-1924), The Music Room. Public Domain.