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.
The Reluctant Rooster by Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris reads her charming short story especially for Fable Gazers in this special bonus episode. Enjoy this delicious, tongue-in-cheek take on Georgette Heyer's style.
A kerfuffle in the farmyard causes figurative feathers to fly - will Daphne, the dowdy hen, win her reluctant rooster?
Get Joanne's latest book, ORFEIA, now. An exquisite fey fable, it tells of a mother's journey to find her daughter, no matter what the cost.
We're taking a wee 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!
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. 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…
A Journey Towards Knowing Georgette, with Jennifer Kloester
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.
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…
Movie magic: Andy Paterson and Peter Buckman
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…
Learning a ton about one of my favorite authors. Cannot wait for the second hand of the season to come out. I'm deeply distressed that there is apparently widespread ambivalence to Charles Rivenhall, however...
This podcast is well-produced, full of reviews, audio clips, interviews,and re-enactments from the books and life of author Georgette Heyer. The show is most enjoyable and intelligent. I'm enjoying every minute!
I’m thoroughly enjoying Heyer Today. Not only do the episodes include interviews with knowledgeable Heyer fans, but there’s a sense of lightheartedness in the presentation. I love being educated on Heyer’s life and books, and I plan to make a push to read more by this fabulous author. Keep the episodes coming!