Video Talks

Susannah's Video Lectures

Susannah is Sydney’s best-known speaker on famous authors and their works. Now you can enjoy her talks at any time.

Having built a stellar career as a lecturer giving talks about famous writers, Susannah always presents in a unique style. Immensely entertaining, yet truly informative, you’ll just love listening to her talk about intriguing people. In fact, you’d swear she knew each of them personally!

Every one of Susannah’s talks is a real treat! Entertaining and meticulously researched, each of these talks is presented in video format that you can enjoy on any device at any time.

The Talks

These videos can be viewed on any device – phone, computer or even smart TV – as often as you wish for several months from the time of your purchase. On average, these videos are about 1 hour of entertainment each. Read reviews here.

Each video talk comes complete with a recommended reading list, links for where to buy the books in print, ebook or audio, where to watch a movie version, enjoy related videos, websites and much more.

Select an individual talk or an easy to order pack below. Great value – most videos are just $9 (AU) each, or buy a pack and save.

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Select any 6 talks – JUST $45.00 (AU). Add any 6 individual video talks to your shopping cart and you’ll automatically receive one video FREE. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email.

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4 French Trailblazers

In literature, art, cuisine, and fashion, the French have been innovative, creative, and daring. Join Francophile Susannah Fullerton in an exploration of the lives and legacies of four brilliant people who enriched culture, changed what we do, see, eat and wear, and whose influence is around us all to this very day.

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Quick purchase – JUST $50.00 (AU) for the pack of 4 Trailblazers Video Talks in one easy transaction. Visit each one below to buy individually. You will receive access details by return email.

4 Scandi Trailblazers

We have all heard of innovation when it comes to Scandinavian design, but what sort of innovation have Danes, Norwegians and Swedes introduced into the arts? In painting, literature, music, philosophy, crime fiction, theatre and architecture, Scandinavians have often been at the forefront of change and progress.

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Quick purchase – JUST $50.00 (AU) for the pack of 4 Trailblazers Video Talks in one easy transaction. Visit each one below to buy individually. You will receive access details by return email.

Purchase a pack

Buy these Video Talks in easy or order packs here. To buy individually, just select the talk you want above. (All prices are in Australian dollars)

The ‘Get One Free’ Pack

Select any 6 talks – JUST $45.00 (AU). Add any 6 individual video talks to your shopping cart and you’ll automatically receive one video FREE. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email.

The People Pack
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Quick purchase – JUST $38.00 (AU) for the pack of 4 People Video Talks in one easy transaction. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email.

Susannah’s Top Ten Places to Visit Pack
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Quick purchase – JUST $27.00 (AU) for the pack of 3 Travel Video Talks in one easy transaction. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email.

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.

Lesley
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!
Emma

I found your talk on Oscar Wilde fascinating. It filled in many gaps for me and has sent me to read more of his work. Such genius and sadness in his later years. 

Carol
Thank you for your special time with us this afternoon.

It was certainly a winner with everyone.
I love the way that you bring these people into our lives.
The small intimate moments make the talks so good.
Pat
Thanks so much for your wonderful Zoom sessions this year.  Magic!
Kay
Another great presentation. Truly amazing.
Pamela

As always, this was terrific. It was informative, interesting and broad beyond the book or literature as such.

Emanuela

I was fascinated by Olive Schreiner’s life in her time and found her resilience in coming to terms with or dealing with having ideas ahead of her time inspirational. I really enjoy the way you weave interesting connections into your presentations.

Alan

You are delightful. Keep it coming. 

Jane

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the novel and listening to your insightful lecture.

Rhonda

I loved Susannah’s video. I feel I learned such a lot. And her knowledge and in particular her passion for George Eliot makes it hugely enjoyable. I loved the combination of life and then lots of info about Middlemarch itself. Wonderful!

Jill

I have just finished watching the Anne of Green Gables video. How absolutely delightful, thank you. Susannah makes it all so special and real.

June

I just wanted to thank you for making these two lectures available for members and friends to view.
Everyone enjoyed them and they were a terrific start to our Virtual lecture program. The download was straightforward and I delighted in the fact I could go back and watch parts of them both again.

Dianne

Instead of doing many things I should have been doing, I sat down at once and toured England with you, with great delight. Am saving Scandinavia for later. Your final choice was mine too, but many happy memories brought back when viewing the others.

Marjorie

These virtual talks are just fantastic, Susannah. I was so entertained and learned a huge amount. I think my favourite was the one on Trollope, but they were all wonderful. Please keep them coming – more and more!

Amanda

Here’s what makes each one of Susannah’s Video Talks so special. You will:

  • Enjoy viewing a video presented by Susannah any time, anywhere.
  • Learn about classic books in easy-to-understand everyday language.
  • Find out about the life of the author.
  • Experience scenes from the novels brought to life through Susannah’s dramatic readings.
  • 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.
  • Gain a richer and deeper understanding and enjoyment of a great work of literature.
All the details

What is it?
Anybody could just sit down and read one of these books. 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.

In each video, 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.

Susannah will inform you about the life of the writer, explain the influences which drove him or her to put pen to paper, examine the societal influences that helped bring a great classic into being. She will share juicy details about that author’s love-life, delve into family-life and the impact of parents and siblings, and will tell you about the initial reception of that novel. How did the reading public first react to a book that is today acclaimed as great? How prolific was that author, and how wealthy? What was it about their writing that drew the public, and which still makes us read their books today?

After listening to one of Susannah’s talks, you’ll feel that she actually knew the author personally. Her meticulously researched presentations bring her subjects vividly alive. Dramatic readings from the novels add to your listening/viewing experience. You also receive a curated list of where to buy the book in print, ebook, audio or in a library. Find the recommended reading books, watch a movie version, enjoy related videos, websites and much more.

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.

Most of Susannah’s talks are given to Australian audiences. Now she is international! Join Susannah in an exciting armchair journey and get to know the classics and the amazing men and women who wrote them.

Every one of these literary delights is a real treat! Each video is a minimum length of 40-50 minutes featuring Susannah’s entertaining lecture style blended with lots of images to delight any listener. Your small purchase price permits you to view the video as often as you wish during a calendar year.

Susannah has published many Literary Readers Guides, 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.

Ordering
It’s really easy to order. Just visit the talk of your choice above, 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 video’s page above.
  Order packs and special offers here.
  Phone orders, please see here.

Further information and help 
Please contact Susannah here.