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Fable Gazers Season 2: Heyer Today takes a deep dive into the life and work of Georgette Heyer, plus a book club, a cinematic investigation and amazing guests like Stephen Fry, Joanne Harris, Mary Jo Putney and more.

Heyer Today Sara-Mae Tuson: Writer, editor and podcaster

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Fable Gazers Season 2: Heyer Today takes a deep dive into the life and work of Georgette Heyer, plus a book club, a cinematic investigation and amazing guests like Stephen Fry, Joanne Harris, Mary Jo Putney and more.

    Heyer Today

    Heyer Today

    Fable Gazers Season 2: Heyer Today takes a deep dive into the life and work of Georgette Heyer, plus a book club, a cinematic investigation and amazing guests like Stephen Fry, Joanne Harris, Mary Jo Putney and more.

    • 4 min
    Hooked on Heyer: Stephen Fry

    Hooked on Heyer: Stephen Fry

    Welcome to Heyer Today, the ultimate Georgette Heyer podcast. This Regency romance queen has been ignored by critics and film fundis alike for too long. Join us as we explore her life and work with fabulous guests, a book club and a cinematic investigation.
    In this episode you'll tickle your ear holes with the dulcet tones of national treasure, Stephen Fry as he reveals the inception of his Heyer obsession.
    Join in the fun by checking out our book list here: https://fablegazers.wordpress.com/heyer-today-reading-list/
    And take part in our conversation here:
    Twitter: @fable_gazers
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    • 56 min
    These Old Shades

    These Old Shades

    Heyer Today is the ultimate podcast on Regency romance queen, Georgette Heyer. This week is the first of our biweekly book club episodes, featuring two potential converts, Sonali and Genna, audio drama on Heyer’s life and a juicy historical contextualisation segment giving an insight into Heyer’s world around the time she wrote this week’s book: These Old Shades.
    Awesome vocal talent from Helen Davidge as young Heyer, Thomas Golding as young Boris, Cathy Tuson and Karim Kronfli (https://www.podchaser.com/creators/karim-kronfli-107ZzkFiMb).
    Join in the fun by checking out our book list here: https://fablegazers.wordpress.com/heyer-today-reading-list/
    And take part in our conversation here:
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Heyer's technique: Emma Darwin on writing historical fiction

    Heyer's technique: Emma Darwin on writing historical fiction

    Heyer Today is the ultimate Georgette Heyer podcast. This week we talk to Emma Darwin. She's the only author to be simultaneously listed for the Commonwealth Writers' Best First Book, AND the Romantic Novelist's Association Book of the Year.
    And she has one other small detail about her ancestry that people tend to fixate on… yes, she is Charles Darwin’s great-great granddaughter. But she’s so much more than that; an accomplished novelist and teacher, as well as a judge on several writing awards (the Crowns in particular).
    So we were delighted to be able to chat to her about all manner of things relating to Heyer’s craft, how to write historical fiction and the importance of forgetting your research in order to make a story sing.
    Join in the fun by checking out our book list here: https://fablegazers.wordpress.com/heyer-today-reading-list/
    And take part in our conversation here:
    Twitter: @fable_gazers
    Insta: @fablegazers
    Facebook: fb.me/fablegazerspodcasts
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    • 38 min
    Devil’s Cub

    Devil’s Cub

     

    Heyer Today is the ultimate Georgette Heyer podcast. 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.
    Join in the fun by checking out our book list here: https://fablegazers.wordpress.com/heyer-today-reading-list/
    And take part in our conversation here:
    Twitter: @fable_gazers
    Insta: @fablegazers
    Facebook: fb.me/fablegazerspodcasts
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Heyeroes and Heyeroines with Jane Holland and Alison Bonomi

    Heyeroes and Heyeroines with Jane Holland and Alison Bonomi

    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...
    Show notes:
    We reference Laurel Ann Nattress' article for Austenprose: 'Heyer’s Heroes: Immutable Romance Archetypes'
    We also discuss a host of Heyer's books, including: Venetia, Faro's Daughter, The Tollgate, The Unknown Ajax, The Quiet Gentleman, The Convenient Marriage and more.

    Join in the fun by checking out our book list here: https://fablegazers.wordpress.com/heyer-today-reading-list/
    And take part in our conversation here:
    Twitter: @fable_gazers
    Insta: @fablegazers
    Facebook: fb.me/fablegazerspodcasts
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

CountryCousin ,

Wonderful!

I have loved Georgette Heyer for over 40 years, so it’s fun to listen to such a well researched podcast about her life and works.

Tunkerella ,

Wonderful podcast

This podcast is amazing: deeply researched and lovingly put together. I’ve always loved Heyer and I feel it’s a huge treat to hear her discussed in depth by people with real knowledge of her craft and skill. I feel so grateful that it exists!

SooMart ,

It’s ok to love Heyer!

I’ve loved Georgette Heyer all my reading life - but kind of secretly. For some reason she always felt like a guilty pleasure, but since finding this podcast I’m totally out in the open with my addiction and apologetic no longer! What a delight to hear intelligent discussion of the Regency novels, and to know she’s loved and appreciated around the world.

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