Before chick lit, before Bridget Jones, even before Barbara Cartland, there was Georgette Heyer. For decades, Heyer was the reigning queen of the regency romance, where lords and ladies are lavishly dressed and dance until dawn at Almack’s Assembly Rooms. Fans are used as weapons, fortunes are won and lost at cards and women and men scheme and converse with panache. Heyer’s novels are superbly written and researched in depth, inspired by the fiction and world of Jane Austen.
For the first Salon of 2020, step back two hundred years and revel in wit, laughter and intrigue… Featuring Celeste Warner, a lifelong Heyer obsessive who completed a First-class MA thesis on Heyer’s writings and whose sister and fellow Heyer devotee Kimberley joins her to introduce the world of Heyer’s heroes and heroines. Interspersed with juicy excerpts from some of the novels, performed by Mark Houlahan and Kirstine Moffat.
The iconic Browsers Bookshop and Meteor Literary Salon returns for Stanza #17 and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Come along to this inspiring and interesting evening for writers and readers to meet and converse, hosted by our fabulous MC Dr Mark Houlahan.Book Now