23 April 2016 Susannah

Jane to Georgette

The Music Room. George Goodwin Kilburne. image

For Sydney based Georgette Heyer lovers, the second Australian conference on this incomparable author will be held at The Epping Club on Sunday 7th August 2016.

Speakers will include Jennifer Kloester, biographer of Heyer; Susannah Fullerton, president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, author of several books on aspects of Jane Austen and noted literary guide and lecturer; published writers Anne Gracie, Alison Goodman and Isolde Martyn, who will share their love of Heyer and how she has influenced their novels; and other Heyer aficionados who are looking forward to sharing their joy in and knowledge of Heyer.

This is going to be a very special day. You will need to book quickly as we expect it to book out fast. Click here to view or download the booking form. I hope to see you there.

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Featured image credit- The Music Room. George Goodwin Kilburne (1839-1924). Oil On Panel, 30.4 X 40.6cm. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10062009

Comments (6)

  1. I have been a fan of Georgette Heyer since I was a teenager(in the early sixties) and still enjoy reading them especially when at a loose end or feeling slightly under the weather. My favourite is The Grand Sophie. Looks like most of my books are with covers from 1967-68.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Georgette Heyer is such fabulous therapy. I also read her novels when I’m in need of a pick-me-up. My favourites are Arabella and Sylvester, but I also adore The Grand Sophy. I have heard a rumour that they are going to make a film of The Grand Sophy. Heyer has been strangely neglected by film makers up until now.

      • Caryn

        There was a movie version of The Reluctant Widow, which Heyer disliked, so I think she refused permission for her other books to be made into films.

        • Susannah Fullerton

          I saw that film once and it was truly dreadful and diverged wildly from the novel, so I am not surprised that GH disliked it. However, I have heard that a film option has been taken up for The Grand Sophy, so do hope that a film is made of that one – it would be such fun.

    • Di beck

      Sounds just like me! I have been reading Georgette Heyer since the sixties as a teenager, and my favourites are “the Talisman Ring” ( I laugh out loud at some of the passages in this book) and I use it as a pick-me-up. Also Cotillion, I love the characters.

      • Susannah Fullerton

        Georgette’s novels are just the most wonderful pick-me-up whenever you feel tired and in need of refreshment. My favourites are Arabella and Sylvester, but I am currently listening to a delightful audio version of The Talisman Ring and had forgotten how good it is, and how funny!

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