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Susannah's Literary Readers Guides

Susannah’s Literary Readers’ Guides

Susannah’s Literary Readers’ Guides are designed for those who care about classic and important literature.

Susannah’s Literary Reader’s Guides are a series of downloadable, printable guides to her favourite books and authors. In each one, she reveals intriguing stories about the author behind the work, analyses the themes and characters in the book, lists film versions, suggests further reading and challenges you with thoughtful insights on the work.

At just $5 (AU) each, you can select several of these literary delights, which you will receive immediately your order is processed.

Here’s what makes Susannah’s Literary Readers’ Guides so special. You will:

  • Learn about classic books in easy-to-understand everyday language.
  • Discover the life of the person who wrote the book.
  • Understand what prompted the book to be written.
  • Identify the characters’ roles in the narrative.
  • Grasp the influence of the era, lifestyle and circumstances of the book’s setting.
  • Pick up on the small things that make a story rich.
  • Read the book with a much greater understanding of its background for more enjoyment.
The Guides:

Enjoy browsing all of Susannah’s Literary Readers’ Guides here. Click on each one to see more information or to order.

How to order

To order, open the page for the guide you want. Click the link to purchase the full-length guide on that page and add this item to your shopping cart. You can easily return here to add more guides to your shopping cart.

Each 24-page printable literary delight is just $5 (AU). Or purchase a pack of 6 and get one free!

Everything is 100% guaranteed. If you don’t feel these guides are great value for money, please let me know why and I will refund your purchase price.

The ‘Get One Free’ Pack

Select any 6 reader’s guides and pay JUST $25.00 (AU). Simply explore the titles above and add any 6 individual reader’s guides to your shopping cart.  You’ll automatically receive one guide FREE. Order now and you’ll receive access details by return email.

I’d happily listen to all your talks. Fantastic range and depth of knowledge, but your enthusiasm eclipses all.

Many thanks for the abundance of treasures you still continue to give us.  


I was amazed when we visited his house as to how luxurious (if rather bad taste) it was in contrast to his humanistic writings.

He wrote some very touching poetry about very poor Brittany fisherman besides toilers of the sea.

Such a remarkable life

Susannah – there is just so much I have to thank you for that it is impossible to find a starting point.
The talks I used to travel to Sydney for were a highlight and I was almost distraught when COVID joined our ranks. You saved the day. Now each month I have something to look forward to with your literary lectures.


Every time I go into your website I notice something more to be looking up and enjoying!

I love reading your newsletters and enjoy your poetry selections and book recommendations. Thank you again for continuing to bring literature to life and to inspire me to read more widely.
I can’t overstate how much I’m enjoying this series, and how greatly you’re expanding my knowledge and interests.
You are such an amazing presenter.  The stories that you come up with just bring the subjects to life.
I am always staggered by your depth of knowledge and particularly your amazing character analyses. When I read a book, I tend to come away with strong visual impressions, that can last a lifetime, but you open up views I have not considered. Keep up the amazing work!
I am looking forward to exploring your website and watching your talks as your enthusiasm and love of literature really comes across and makes them so enjoyable to watch.  Thank you!
My best wishes and my admiration of your skill in opening up the wonderful world of literature that is available to us all … if only we really DO get started to seek it out and read (or re-read) it with new eyes as a result of your enthusiasm and prompting.
I adore Susannah Fullerton! My friend sent me some good stuff about her last year and I have been a fan of hers since. She is amazing. She knows everything, can talk without one lapse endlessly and with beauty in her language. She seems to know everything. 
I have written her many fan letters and she is generous and sweet in her responses. There is never any impatience shown. What a stupendous lady.
All the details:

What is it?
At just $5, each of these literary delights is a real treat! In each one, Susannah reveals intriguing stories about an author to help understand what prompted the book to be written. She identifies the main characters and their roles, analyses the themes behind the story, and describes the influence that the era, lifestyle and circumstances have on the book’s setting. Included are 8 thought-provoking discussion points, perfect for books clubs or just to get you thinking a bit harder yourself.

Anybody could sit down and read the list of books Susannah has supplied. But it’s not so easy to learn about how the author came to write the book, or receive a commentary on all the film versions / sequels / adaptations that have resulted from it. Susannah guarantees that, after following her guides, you will have a far richer understanding of some fabulous classics than you ever would have done by just reading them on your own.

Every beautifully presented handbook is over 24 pages in length and packed with colour images. Each has an online Reader’s Companion (you can see them right here above), with carefully curated links to further reading, videos and extended material about the author and the book.

Save and print your guides to build your own collection of fabulous reading references.

Susannah has published many videos, articles, books, monographs and spoken word CDs, most notably, several about Jane Austen’s work. Unlike so many research books, Susannah’s works are definitely intended for a popular readership. Treat yourself, or buy a thoughtful gift for a reading friend.

100% guaranteed. If you don’t feel Susannah’s guides are great value for money, please let her know why and she will refund your purchase price.

By ordering a product you help Susannah cover the expense of producing her monthly newsletter, Notes From A Book Addict, keeping it cost and advertising free. Thank you.

It’s really easy to order and you can use any of these payment methods: Credit Card, Cash, Cheque, EFT or PayPal.
  Order online for immediate download. Purchase individually on each guide’s page above.
  Phone orders, please see here.

Further information and help 
Please contact Susannah here.