Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire
I am feeling very excited about the evening I have planned with jewellery historian Adrian Dickens on Debo Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire and her Jewels. I’ll be talking about the life of the youngest Mitford, and Adrian will show us some of her amazing collection of jewels. Did you know that every time her husband, the Duke, had an affair, he’d give his wife another nice piece of jewellery?
So join us at Woollahra Library, 5 for 5.30pm on 29 November 2022, for two illustrated talks, gin and tonics, wine, and delicious chicken sandwiches. (Debo’s association with chickens will also be revealed). Book now, there are still some seats available – please visit https://www.trybooking.com/CDCFP
Georgette Heyer, Regency novelist supreme
Along with my friend Amanda Jones, I have organised three fabulous conferences on Georgette Heyer, Regency novelist supreme. Well, another one is planned for next year, on Saturday 2nd September 2023. We are already lining up some wonderful speakers.
This is just a ‘save the date’, I’ll let you know more information about bookings, venue, etc, next year.
Are you a Mitfords fan? Did you attend our last Georgette Heyer conference? Tell me here in a comment.
I love the society’s logo, which depicts Johnson imitating a kangaroo. He heard about the creature from Joseph Banks (later Sir Joseph Banks) and Johnson astonished the group then present by rising from his seat and attempting to imitate this strange creature. The logo was drawn by cartoonist and print-maker John Spooner.