Susannah Fullerton

Author, Lecturer and Literary Tour Leader

Enjoy the wonderful world of literature through talks and travels with Susannah Fullerton, Sydney’s best-known literary lecturer.

Susannah brings to life the lives and writings of great novelists and poets in her fascinating round of talks and lectures. She is also Australia’s most popular leader of literary tours to UK, Italy, Ireland, USA and Europe.… read in full - click here ...


Literary Talks

Susannah Fullerton is Sydney’s best known speaker on famous authors and their works. She has spoken at literary conferences around the world, and is regularly sought as an entertaining and informative speaker at fund-raising events, conference dinners, schools, libraries, universities, bookshops and clubs.

She is a registered speaker for ADFAS (The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) and travels Australia giving presentations to the groups. read in full - click here ...


As Sydney’s best known speaker on famous authors and their works, Susannah gives her audience the experience of  having known them personally. Her meticulously researched talks vividly describe the life and times of an era and bring her subjects to life.

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Hear all about these authors and many more. Susannah Fullerton is a regular lecturer on the NSW speakers’ circuit, giving talks at venues throughout Sydney and further afield.

Having spent her career as a lecturer giving talks about famous writers, Susannah has found a unique style in presenting her lectures. Her presentations are always informative and entertaining; she just loves talking about her favourite authors!… read in full - click here ...


Literary Tours

Discover the places and people behind the books on a literary tour with Susannah Fullerton!

Visiting places connected with literature brings the excitement of recognizing homes and landscapes long familiar to the imagination, of connecting loved novels and poems with the lives and environments of the authors and seeing firsthand the countryside they described. read in full - click here ...


A literary tour brings together very special people – people who read, who delight in the power of words, who have rich imaginations, who love history and who have a sense of adventure. Susannah has been leading literary tours since 2000. Her tours include world-wide destinations to interest anyone who loves literature.… read in full - click here ...


A Literary Tour of the East Coast of North America: Taking “the road less travelled”

HermanMelvillesArrowhead-USAMillions of tourists visit Canada and the USA every year, but few take the more unusual route of seeing those countries through the eyes and words of their greatest writers. Susannah will lead you in the footsteps of fascinating men and women to bring to life scenes from famous novels, and show how each landscape affected the writings of each author.… read in full - click here ...


Arise and Go Now: A Literary Tour of Ireland

Dunluce_CastleThe Irish, throughout history, have had a fascinating way with words! Irish writers have had a strong sense of place – seeing those places greatly enriches an understanding of their works. Susannah Fullerton takes you in the footsteps of many famous Irish wordsmiths.… read in full - click here ...


Exploring the Literary Landscapes of England

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To connect the works with authors’ lives, to see first hand the landscapes they described, to walk through the houses in which they lived and to see the original manuscripts of their novels and poems – these can only be described as awe-inspiring and magical experiences.… read in full - click here ...


In Search of Literary France: A Book-Lover’s Tour of Paris, Northern France & the Channel Islands

Gargilesse village imageThis tour offers you the opportunity to see France through the eyes of these great writers and their works. You will learn about their fascinating lives – the strings of mistresses, the debts, the scandals, the meals they enjoyed, their travels – and you will see the landscapes that inspired them and the places where they wrote.… read in full - click here ...


Literary Landmarks of Northern Italy

Il-Vittoriale-degli-Italiani-Gardone-Riviera imageFor centuries Italy has been a magnet to writers, drawn there by sunny skies, the history, the food and wine, the glorious buildings and the people. Come and discover that magic for yourself in this sumptuous Italian literary odyssey.

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Southern Charms and Comforts: A Literary Tour of the Deep South of the USA

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The ‘Deep South’ – the words conjure up images of elegant plantation homes, cotton fields, Negro spirituals and Spanish moss dripping from the trees. However, the ‘Deep South’ is also famed for its writers.

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Literary Publications

Reading a book written by Susannah is like reading about your closest friend. Unlike so many research books, Susannah’s works are definitely intended for a popular readership. In her breezy writing style (just like hearing her talk enthusiastically about one of her favourite authors in person), Susannah’s meticulously researched and presented information is a light and pleasant read.  read in full - click here ...


Susannah Fullerton has published many articles and books, most notably, several about Jane Austen’s work. In Jane Austen and Crime Susannah has written the first ever study of crimes such as duelling, poaching, gambling, theft and even murder in the writings of Jane Austen. A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and her Characters went to the Ball takes the reader through all the stages of a Regency Ball and in Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Susannah has written an intelligent and generous companion guide to this enduring novel.… read in full - click here ...


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Poetry To Fill A Room – Audio CD

English novelist Arnold Bennett once said that “if there was one word that could clear a public place… quicker than any other, that word was poetry”. That is such a pity – poetry should fill a room with people, not empty it.

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Brief Encounters imageBrief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia 1836-1939

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished writers made the long and arduous voyage across the seas to Australia. They came to give lecture tours and make money, to sort out difficult children sent here to be out of the way; for health, for science, to escape demanding spouses back home, or simply to satisfy a sense of adventure.… read in full - click here ...


A Dance With Jane Austen imageA Dance with Jane Austen

Jane Austen loved to put on her satin slippers with shoe-roses, her white gloves and muslin gown, and go off for an evening of fun at the Basingstoke assemblies. The Bennet girls share their creator’s delight and go off joyfully to dance, and of course to meet future husbands.… read in full - click here ...


Happily Ever After imageHappily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice can claim to be the world’s favourite novel. It was first published in 1813 and since then it has delighted readers around the world. This book tells how it first came to be written, the struggle to get it published and what the first reactions of readers were like.… read in full - click here ...


Jane Austen & Crime imageJane Austen and Crime

Discover the darker side of Jane Austen! Learn which of her characters commit hanging offences, discover who fights duels and what the consequences were, find out what Jane Austen knew of hangings and where she describes them.

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Finding Katherine Mansfield imageFinding Katherine Mansfield – Audio CD

Katherine Mansfield was born in 1888, in Wellington, New Zealand. Her life was a short one, but in her 34 years she wrote some of the finest short stories in English and helped to shape the modern short story …

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Georgette Heyer: Complete to a Shade image

Georgette Heyer: Complete to a Shade

It has been said that “with a Georgette Heyer book you don’t buy a book, you buy a world. If it suits you, you settle down forever.” Discover the enormous pleasure of her world and her fiction with Georgette Heyer: Complete to a Shade.

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Susannah Fullerton Literary Snapshots imageLiterary Snapshots

Susannah’s Literary Snapshots are captivating vignettes of information. Each snapshot is filled with nuggets of literary gold and takes the reader on an armchair tour of a significant literary location or profile of an author’s life.

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Commendations for Susannah

Susannah Fullerton is Sydney’s most popular literary lecturer. She is in constant demand for her entertaining and informing talks about famous writers, their lives, works and gardens. Her meticulously researched books shed new light on Jane Austen’s novels, and her literary tours to the UK, France and USA are sold out months in advance. read in full - click here ...

  • We could not fault the work of Susannah Fullerton, whose knowledge and presentation was fabulous.  

    Inge & Val - A Literary tour of Southern France
  • A superb book, packed with revelations, insights and wonderful stories. I could not put it down. 

    Anthea Scarlett
  • Susannah has much to tell us … and she does it with great verve and spirit.

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Susannah Fullerton

susannah-fullerton-imageSusannah is a popular literary lecturer and author. She is a leading authority on 19th and 20th century writers with a special interest in Jane Austen – she is president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia.

Susannah loves seeking out hidden treasures, and regularly leads tours visiting literary landmarks all over the world.

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