We’re taking a short break…

 

We’re taking a wee break to work on the second half of the season and make it as good as it can possibly be. We’ll be back in a few months’ time with episodes 13-25 to finish telling Georgette’s story and solve the mystery of why her books have yet to be made into films. In the meantime, read the books on our reading list, and rate, review and recommend!

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Book club episode no. 6: Cotillion

It’s another book club episode! This week Sara-Mae talks to Jojo Thomas – a trained Co-Active coach, and master hypnotist, plus Aiden Truss. He’s a novelist and copywriter, who is into sci-fi and edgy post-modern literature. Will either of them fall for Heyer’s delightful, frothy classic? The score so far is six yays to two nays.

Also this week, Georgette faces the media at a Tatler party. She and Pat have a gossip about the literati, and to her chagrin, Georgette is mistaken for Dame Edith Bagnold…

Remember there are spoilers so do read the book before listening…

 

 

 

 

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Heyer biographer Jennifer Kloester reveals illuminating details behind her work

 

This week Sara-Mae chats to Heyer biographer and novelist, Jennifer Kloester. As a world-renowned expert on Heyer, they discuss the mysteries of Heyer’s life, her relationship with Ronald, plus Jen’s journey to creating her great work – and the friendships she made along the way.

Listen, as Jen regales us with fascinating stories about fellow Heyer biographer Jane Aiken Hodge and Georgette’s son, Sir Richard Rougier, as she widens the aperture through which we get to see Heyer’s life.

Articles cited:

Heyer Films: Mythconceptions – All Things Georgette: https://jenniferkloester.com/2-heyer-films-mythconceptions-things-georgette/

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Book club episode no. 5: The Quiet Gentleman

In this week’s book club episode on The Quiet Gentleman, we try and convert ‘corporate misfit’, competitive power lifter and comedian, Dom Patmore, as well as Sara-Mae’s cousin Talitha, who is also a digital strategy mogul and yoga teacher. But will they fall for the charms of this romantic Regency thriller?

Also this week, we find Georgette having the difficult task of breaking off her relationship with long-time father figure and agent, LP Moore…

 

 

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Movie magic: An interview with Andy Paterson and Peter Buckman about Heyer

This week we chat to film producer Andy Paterson and agent for Georgette Heyer’s estate Peter Buckman, as we try to unravel the mystery of why Heyer’s books haven’t been adapted for the screen. Andy, who has produced such luminous hits as Girl With A Pearl Earring and The Railwayman, chats to us about his latest project, and Peter Buckman elaborates on the more frustrating elements of metamorphosing a book into celluloid…

 

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Book club episode no. 4: Arabella

Heyer Today, the most epic literary podcast ever made, continues with our 4th book club episode. Our convert tally is 3/4 so far, but will this week’s victims, Robert (Global VP of Finance at Impact) and the very right Reverend Caroline Risdon, say yay or nay to our Regency queen?

Meanwhile, Georgette and her son Richard are in the Albany cellars as the doodle bugs fall on London. Luckily, they’re in good company: no less personages than JB Priestley, GB Stern, Graham Greene, Margery Sharp, Harold Nicholson and Edith Evans huddle beside them. Surely, if a bomb destroyed their apartments, London’s literary elite would be decimated!

 

Voice talent includes: Hedley Knight (JB Priestley and Graham Greene), Cathy Tuson (Margery Sharp), Helen Rose-Davidge (Georgette Heyer), Holly Golding (young Richard Rougier) and Fiona Thraille as Dame Edith Evans

Remember there are spoilers so do read the book before listening…

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Love,

Sara-Mae

Episode 7 is out: Find out which are the definitive, primo Georgette novels…

Heyer Today is the ultimate Georgette Heyer podcast. This week, we’re interviewing Sunday Times best selling author Harriet Evans. She’ll be sharing her top 10 favourite Heyers.

We also chat about the perils of being a woman writer, comparing Austen and Heyer, plus dream up new rules for being a romantic hero/heroine. Stay tuned for the Stephen Fry appearance!

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We discussed a plethora of Georgette’s Regency romances, including:

  • Black Sheep
  • Friday’s Child
  • Devil’s Cub
  • Lady of Quality
  • Faro’s Daughter
  • Arabella
  • Venetia
  • The Nonesuch
  • Bath Tangle
  • The Convenient Marriage

 

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Take a gamble on our third book club episode of Heyer Today…

 

 

Yep, this week we’re discussing Faro’s Daughter!

Our third book club episode sees Sara-Mae discussing Faro’s Daughter with uni mate Geraldine Minuk-Eliot. Is she taking a gamble in trying to convert Geraldine?

Meanwhile, Georgette fends off enquiries from her publisher friend, Frere, as to her progress with writing Faro’s Daughter…

Our fantastic voice talent includes:

Helen Rose-Davidge as young Heyer, and John Grayson as Frere.

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Heyeroes and Heyeroines with Jane Holland and Alison Bonomi

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This week we look at Heyer’s treatment of her heroes and heroines and unpick why she was largely ignored by the literati. Our guests are two people who could definitely fall into that category:

Alison Bonomi of the LBA literary agency and poet and novelist Jane Holland. With Charlotte Lamb as her mum, Jane knows all about the impact of a literary legacy.

Join Sara-Mae as she talks to them about Heyer’s lasting impact on the Regency romance genre, as well as what it’s like to live in the shadow of a famous author…

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Better the Devil’s Cub you know…

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This week, bass player and teacher, Khalid Ham, joins us to talk about one of Heyer’s most popular books: Devil’s Cub. As he’s the same age as Vidal, Sara-Mae quizzes him on the similarities between himself and the hot-headed hero.

Plus, we journey to 1920s Africa, as Georgette and Ronald visit Tanganyika on one of Ronald’s ill-fated mining excursions. As a rhino crashes into camp, Georgette rushes into the danger zone…

Our fantastic voice talent includes Sarah Golding (sites.gravyforthebrain.com/website/sarahofgolding/), Helen Davidge and Karim Kronfli (podchaser.com/creators/karim-kronfli-107ZzkFiMb).

Suzy Buttress’ brilliant pod is The Casual Birder.

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Coming up…episode 5 featuring Jane Holland and Alison Bonami on Heyeroes and Heyeroines!