Oct 22, 2021
Welcome to Heyer Today, Fable Gazers’ epic podcast series all about Regency romance goddess, Georgette Heyer. This week, Sara-Mae attempts to convert two musical babes to Heyer’s work.
Barbara Bartz is one of the most sought after fiddle players in the London Alternative Folk music scene, and Emily Lee is an up and coming singer songwriter – both of them could easily be Heyer heroines.
Both ladies were kind enough to meet me at my home studio (before lockdown) and chat all about one of my favourite Heyer novels, Venetia.
Barbara is also a masters graduate of literature, and an ardent reader of poetry, so Sara-Mae couldn’t wait to leap in and dissect this fab novel with them…
Added to this we look at Heyer’s life at the time she wrote the novel, and learn more about her favourite book cover illustrator, Arthur Barbosa. Plus, we have audio drama magic as Sarah Golding and Karin Heimdahl play Heyer and her friend Carola Oman discussing Charlotte Bronte's heroes.
If you’d like to join in on the action do check out our reading list, where you’ll find all the books we’re covering.
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*Correction: we say Georgette was writing Venetia in the early 60s but she actually wrote it in 1957/8.