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, immensely entertaining style. Her talks are so meticulously researched and truly informative that you’d swear she knew each of these people personally.

How to 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. View on any device – phone, computer or even smart TV – as often as you wish.

Select any talk to learn more, you’re sure to find many you’d enjoy!

People

Susannah breathes life into great people in history. She shares juicy details about the type of person they were, reveals their love-life, delves into family life, and explores the impact that parents, siblings, partners and children all had. How prolific was this person, and how wealthy? Her meticulously researched and enthusiastic presentations bring her subjects so vividly alive that you’ll feel she actually knew them personally.

Just $15.00 each (except the Georgette Heyer Conference Video pack). You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

Books

In each video, Susannah reveals intriguing stories about a classic book. She examines the author’s life, investigates the style and themes of the work, analyses the characters, lists film versions, suggests further reading, and challenges you with thoughtful insights.

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? You’ll have a far richer understanding of these fabulous classics than you ever would have done by just reading them on your own.

Just $15.00 each. You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

Literary Tours

In Susannah’s literary tour videos, you’ll visit sites that resonate with Susannah because of their place in great literature, and because of the extraordinary writer who lived and worked there. You’ll recognize homes and landscapes long familiar to the imagination, connect loved novels and poems with the lives and environments of the authors, and see the countryside that influenced their works.

Just $15.00 each. You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

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.

Just $15.00 each. You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

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.

Just $15.00 each. You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

4 Scottish Trailblazers

The Scottish diaspora is famed for sending talented and innovative Scots around the world. This series looks at four who chose, mainly, to stay at home and who, in their different ways, changed our world for the better. You will be introduced to the man who beats all other authors when it comes to statues and whose poems are familiar to us all, and to another man who was considered to rival Shakespeare and who is celebrated by the world’s largest monument to any writer. Meet a woman who dared to show that she could learn science, mathematics and astronomy just like a man, and get to know the man who changed the face of architecture and design and introduced people to modernism.

Just $15.00 each. You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

4 English Trailblazers

“O to be in England” sighed Robert Browning in a poem. Would you also love to be in England? My latest series of Trailblazers Talks will take you to Shakespeare’s “sceptred Isle” to meet two English men and two English women who changed our world. You will be introduced to the man who created the first proper dictionary of our language and set standards in lexicography which are firmly with us today. You will meet the founding feminist philosopher, a woman who dared to call for equal education for girls and argue that women were not inferior to men. Meet the founder of modern nursing, who was also a social reformer, a statistician and even an essayist. And you’ll learn about a man who packed more into his life than ten men, designing, reforming, writing, painting, conserving, translating and printing.

Just $15.00 each. You’ll receive instant access by return email. Browse and visit each talk to learn more and purchase.

Reviews
Video Talks
Rated 5/5 based on 5 customer reviews
Thank you, Susannah - that was delightful I very much appreciate the video recordings, as I am usually not able to see the live talks I do love the EH Shepard illustrations

Thank you, Susannah – that was delightful. I very much appreciate the video recordings, as I am usually not able to see the live talks. I do love the E.H. Shepard illustrations.

Margaret
5.0 5
Thank you, Susannah - that was delightful I very much appreciate the video recordings, as I am usually not able to see the live talks I do love the EH Shepard illustrations
Thank you Susannah, I love learning from you

Thank you Susannah, I love learning from you.

Kelly
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Thank you Susannah, I love learning from you
Thanks for your lecture series on the 4 English trailblazers, I have now caught up with all four of them Even though I had a fair bit of prior knowledge of all except Florence Nightingale, I enjoyed y... more

Thanks for your lecture series on the 4 English trailblazers, I have now caught up with all four of them. Even though I had a fair bit of prior knowledge of all except Florence Nightingale, I enjoyed your lectures very much, there were so many lovely pictures and unexpected sidelights that I was very well entertained. You really brought out how these four brilliant misfits made a difference to English culture!

I would have loved to have taken part in the actual lectures, but 5 pm on a weekday does not work for me, unfortunately, so I was pleased to be able to catch the lectures later. I look forward to further lectures in the future.

Merete
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Thanks for your lecture series on the 4 English trailblazers, I have now caught up with all four of them Even though I had a fair bit of prior knowledge of all except Florence Nightingale, I enjoyed your lectures very much, there were so many lovely pictures and unexpected sidelights that I was very well entertained You really brought out how these four brilliant misfits made a difference to English culture! I would have loved to have taken part in the actual lectures, but 5 pm on a weekday does not work for me, unfortunately, so I was pleased to be able to catch the lectures later I look forward to further lectures in the future
I absolutely love receiving your programs!

I absolutely love receiving your programs!

Wendy
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I absolutely love receiving your programs!
I just wanted to thank you for your March Trailblazers series Such interesting and diverse lives and the discovery of all those quirky facts gave a full picture of the personalities behind the famous ... more

I just wanted to thank you for your March Trailblazers series.
Such interesting and diverse lives and the discovery of all those quirky facts gave a full picture of the personalities behind the famous personas.

As the ladies say, “It’s not easy”. What an understatement!

Gayle
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I just wanted to thank you for your March Trailblazers series Such interesting and diverse lives and the discovery of all those quirky facts gave a full picture of the personalities behind the famous personas As the ladies say, "It's not easy" What an understatement!
Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher on Florence A great woman Today we would no doubt diagnose her as having a mental illness In my experience people who are so exceptional, such creative thi... more

Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher on Florence. A great woman. Today we would no doubt diagnose her as having a mental illness. In my experience people who are so exceptional, such creative thinkers, so different from their peers as Florence was could be bi-polar. Her debilitating illnesses would have exacerbated this. So much of what I learned as a nurse came directly from her teachings. 
All the stats we continually collected also came from her.

Jann
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Thank you I thoroughly enjoyed the refresher on Florence A great woman Today we would no doubt diagnose her as having a mental illness In my experience people who are so exceptional, such creative thinkers, so different from their peers as Florence was could be bi-polar Her debilitating illnesses would have exacerbated this So much of what I learned as a nurse came directly from her teachings All the stats we continually collected also came from her
I really enjoyed this talk, Susannah Today I used notes I took from this Trailblazers series to complete 3 hours of the 100 hours of Professional Learning I must do to be able to continue casual teach... more

I really enjoyed this talk, Susannah. Today I used notes I took from this Trailblazers series to complete 3 hours of the 100 hours of Professional Learning I must do to be able to continue casual teaching!

I’m sure to use the things I have learned in class. Thank you!
Cathy
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I really enjoyed this talk, Susannah Today I used notes I took from this Trailblazers series to complete 3 hours of the 100 hours of Professional Learning I must do to be able to continue casual teaching! I'm sure to use the things I have learned in class Thank you!
I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate, Susannah’s Trailblazer presentations

I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate, Susannah’s Trailblazer presentations.

Thelma
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I want to say how much I enjoy and appreciate, Susannah’s Trailblazer presentations
Bravo Susannah!  You revealed a phenomenal man to us  Photographic memory!

Bravo Susannah!  You revealed a phenomenal man to us.  Photographic memory!

Stephanie
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Bravo Susannah!  You revealed a phenomenal man to us  Photographic memory!
Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and informative talk last night on Dr Johnson

Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and informative talk last night on Dr Johnson.

Sandra
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Thank you so much for a most enjoyable and informative talk last night on Dr Johnson
Another great and inspiring talk  Can’t wait to go to the Library to see a copy

Another great and inspiring talk.  Can’t wait to go to the Library to see a copy.

Christine
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Another great and inspiring talk  Can’t wait to go to the Library to see a copy
I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, Susannah!  Brilliant as usual You do such a marvelous job bringing your subjects to life

I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, Susannah!  Brilliant as usual. You do such a marvelous job bringing your subjects to life.

Alan
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I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, Susannah!  Brilliant as usual You do such a marvelous job bringing your subjects to life
Susannah is a masterful, engaging and passionate presenter who enriches our souls!

Susannah is a masterful, engaging and passionate presenter who enriches our souls!

Alan
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Susannah is a masterful, engaging and passionate presenter who enriches our souls!
What a wonderful holiday gift—thank you, Susannah! I was hanging on every word My introduction to GWTW was similar to yours My next-door neighbor (a middle-aged woman) gave me her copy when I was 14... more

What a wonderful holiday gift—thank you, Susannah! I was hanging on every word. My introduction to GWTW was similar to yours. My next-door neighbor (a middle-aged woman) gave me her copy when I was 14 years old. Luckily, summer had just begun, so it didn’t matter that I stayed up three nights straight reading nonstop. I lived, breathed, and ate GWTW and was devastated after reading the final sentence. It’s the first time a book totally grabbed me and wouldn’t let go! I keep looking to repeat the experience, but have never fully succeeded.

Linda Fineman
5.0 5
What a wonderful holiday gift—thank you, Susannah! I was hanging on every word My introduction to GWTW was similar to yours My next-door neighbor (a middle-aged woman) gave me her copy when I was 14 years old Luckily, summer had just begun, so it didn’t matter that I stayed up three nights straight reading nonstop I lived, breathed, and ate GWTW and was devastated after reading the final sentence It’s the first time a book totally grabbed me and wouldn’t let go! I keep looking to repeat the experience, but have never fully succeeded

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.

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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
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