Tea with a Book Addict

Susannah's Video Talks

Travel, tea and talks with Susannah

I’m ready to travel, are you?

I’m assembling my 2021 ‘tour’ group and there’s a space for you.

Let’s take high tea on the high seas as we cruise to exotic literary locations around the world. Using the safe and convenient Zoom, I’ll be your travel guide on a lavish virtual adventure visiting fabulous destinations worldwide through some great literature that brings these countries, their people and history alive.

Virtual travelling

I’ve prepared a series of illustrated Zoom talks which will take you around the world to 12 different countries. At each port-of-call, we will explore the life of a brilliant local writer and one of their books. Check our full travel itinerary here. You can join this ‘tour’, no matter where in the world you live. Go straight to buy your ticket.

Ticket holders only

Every month my tour group will receive a ticket to join me in a live Zoom talk about an author and the country where they lived and wrote. Each talk will be full of intriguing and fascinating stories about the author behind the book, and about the story itself. Settle back in your comfy chair, grab a cup of tea, and join me for about 60 minutes while I tell you all about a favourite literary classic. I’ll explain the book’s themes, characters and the writer’s motivation in completing and publishing the work. There’ll be time for you to ask questions and we can chat about it together.

But don’t worry if other engagements or international time differences mean you can’t make it to the live talk. You’ll also receive a video talk on the same topic to watch as often as you want to and whenever you choose. Not just the Zoom recording, but a whole new fully illustrated video talk.

Travel the world with great books

Travel is a wonderfully enriching experience, but visiting exotic international locations is impossible right now. Isn’t it fortunate that we can still travel through books! Come with me to the Karoo and the Ganges, to rural England and to Edinburgh, to Parramatta, Sicily and Sweden. You’ll learn about the remarkable men and women who broke new literary ground, see the landscapes that inspired them, and discover how fiction can be intimately connected to a sense of place. No passports required, no long flights to endure or hotels to find, no currency to exchange – just the luxury of cruising to interesting and exotic locations via superb literature.

I do hope you’ll be joining me for tea, travel and a delightful literary exploration.

The itinerary

Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon (in Australia), we’ll spend an hour or so at one of these ports. Visit each of these titles below to learn more.

Purchase your ticket

Purchase your travel ticket here. It will contain your tour itinerary for the full year, including the dates for the Zoom talks. Each month you’ll receive a reading list in advance so you can prepare.

Once under sail, commencing in January 2021, you’ll receive an invitation to join my monthly Zoom conference for that month’s book and its author. While we have afternoon tea (4pm in Sydney) I’ll talk for an hour or so, then we can chat and I’ll answer your questions. You’ll also receive a fully illustrated video talk about this writer and their work that you can watch as often as you want to later (not just a recording of the Zoom session).

Zoom numbers are limited – Tea with a Book Addict subscribers have a guaranteed seat.

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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – JUST $100.00 (AU) for the 12 month subscription in one easy transaction. Only available until the end of this year. The price rises to $120 (AU) in January 2021.

What you get
  • Subscriber-guaranteed seat in a monthly Zoom talk on a Sunday afternoon (*see note)
  • I’ll chat with you about the monthly book and answer your questions
  • Automatically receive the monthly video before it’s available for general purchase
  • Great value – less than $9 for each Zoom talk and video combo

* Note: last-minute single purchase zoom invitations may be offered, only if space permits, and will cost AU$15 each.

I have been meaning to tell you how absolutely wonderful I have found your Video Talks. I have been totally entranced and learnt so much about books I have read and places I have been and even more about authors I haven’t read and places I may only dream of visiting. They have been an absolute joy.”
– Kathryn M

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The details

This is a package offer consisting of 12 Zoom conference talks and 12 video talks. The Zoom conferences will be about 60 minutes each and will include time for your contributions. The video talks will also be about 60 minutes each.

The Zoom meeting dates will be included in your confirmation email. Reminders and meeting invitations will be emailed to zoom ticket holders prior to each conference date.

Single Zoom talks are not available for pre-purchase at this stage. They may be offered, if space permits, one month prior to a talk, at AU$15 each.

The video talks will be on sale for AU$9 each one month after each live Zoom talk.

The early bird price of AU$100 applies to orders received by 11.59pm on 31 December 2020. The price will rise to AU$120 on 1 January 2021. Back orders will be taken but the Zoom talks are not recorded and only videos will be supplied for past talks.

Refunds for missed Zoom talks will not be given as this is a Zoom and video talk package. If you miss a Zoom talk, you will still receive the video talk automatically.

All times given in this series are based on Australian Eastern Time (Sydney, Melbourne) and all currency is Australian dollars.

100% guaranteed

If you don’t feel my talks and videos are great value for money, please let me know why and I will refund your purchase price in full.

Thinking of planning a trip?

In 2021 I’ll be guiding several literary and artistic tours around Australia (and hopefully New Zealand), and international tours are planned for the following year. If you’d like to get back into travel, why not have a look at my tours?

Help? Questions?