Susannah is Sydney’s best-known speaker on famous authors and their works. Now you can enjoy her talks at any time.
Every one of Susannah’s literary talks is a real treat! Hear her entertaining lecture style illustrated with lots of delightful images.
It is wonderful to read and enjoy a great work of literature. But that experience can be hugely enriched if you learn more about the background behind the work.
Here’s what makes 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.
Susannah breathes life into great authors’ lives. Her talks both instruct and entertain. 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.
You can now join Susannah in an exciting armchair journey and get to know the classics and the amazing men and women who wrote them.
These videos can be viewed on any device – phone, computer or even smart TV – as often as you wish for about 6 months from the time of your purchase.
Select an individual talk or an easy to order pack below. Just $6 each until the end of this year. The price will rise to $9 on 1 January 2021.
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)
Quick purchase – JUST $30.00 (AU) for the pack of 5 Book Video Talks in one easy transaction. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email. Beat the price rise on 1 January 2021.
Quick purchase – JUST $12.00 (AU) for the pack of 2 Writer Video Talks in one easy transaction. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email. Beat the price rise on 1 January 2021.
Quick purchase – JUST $18.00 (AU) for the pack of 3 Travel Video Talks in one easy transaction. Buy now and you’ll receive access details by return email. Beat the price rise on 1 January 2021.
I could listen to you endlessly.
What to say? Your illustrated talk on literary France is wonderful. The unfolding sequence of images (photos, etchings, paintings, drawings, cartoons, etc) is stupendous, clearly the result of years of research, superbly sequenced and superbly timed to match the unfolding, fascinating, text.
So thanks again – deep thanks – and congratulations, Susannah, on this memorable talk which I look forward to watching again and will be recommending to friends here and overseas. You have made me want to visit many new places when it’s possible to travel again.
I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your talks on some of my favourite authors. You do a splendid job and I can feel myself back not only in the books but in their setting. Thank you.
Oh, Susannah, thank you, thank you! What a marvellous tour! You hit so many of my favourites and introduced me to ones I’ve missed.
Watching your video led me to make my own list. Chawton, of course, my #1 also.
I just loved your talks, especially the Thomas Hardy! That one really stayed in my memory longest. Quickly followed by Jane Austen. Trollope was interesting too but I’d read a lot about him in times past. I need to listen to Little Women again.
All a great pleasure thank you.
We have just enjoyed your excellent tour of Literary England. Absolutely marvellous! We are so impressed with your presentation, your readings and overall commentary.
We learnt so much! We have visited only 5 of the 10. You’ve inspired us to visit some more on your list.
This is armchair travel at its very best. Surrender to the charm of the English countryside as Susannah relates her 10 special literary destinations. It is a total joy to view and hear Susannah’s commentary on renowned writers and to learn more of their intimate lives while visiting their homes and villages. Don’t hesitate – just settle in for the hour and be transported without travel concerns.
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!
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.
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.
I have just finished watching the Anne of Green Gables video. How absolutely delightful, thank you. Susannah makes it all so special and real.
What a joy your Scandi virtual tour has made of my afternoon – in fact, less a tour than a work of art.
I have learned so much from your amazing way of communicating – every segment has brought me new insights, and the final section was a revelation.
I just purchased your Georgette Heyer video and wanted to say I absolutely loved it!. I was watching it with a massive smile on my face as it walked me through all her regency stories. Thank you.
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!
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.
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.
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Further information and help
Please contact Susannah here.