Georgette Heyer Evening

  • Date: Tuesday 19th June 2018

    Time: 7PM – 11PM

    Venue: The House of St Barnabas, London W1D 4NQ

    You are invited to a Regency soirée to celebrate the life and times of one of England's most important Historical Romance writers, Georgette Heyer.

    Your ticket includes...

    Music, conversation, quiz, supper, drinks, plus a spirited discussion between bestselling Historical Romance author Nicola Cornick and Guardian books reporter Alison Flood looking at 200 years of changing British social mores – from soirées to social media, and dance cards to digital dating!

    Come alone or bring a friend – this evening promises to be a lively affair!

  • This special event is held in celebration of IES/UCL's The Nonesuch? Conference.

  • Guest Speaker: Nicola Cornick

    Nicola Cornick is an international bestselling and award-winning novelist who has written over thirty historical romances and historical mysteries in a career spanning twenty years. Her books sell in over twenty five countries, have been translated into many languages and been published in multiple formats including e-book, audio and manga. Nicola is the current chair of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a former trustee of the Wantage Literary Festival.

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  • Guest Speaker: Alison Flood 

    Alison Flood is the Guardian's books reporter, covering breaking books news, profiling authors for print, online and podcasts, and championing libraries, diversity and freedom of speech. She also writes The Bookseller's monthly paperback preview, reviews thrillers for the Observer, and relaxes with a regular Georgette Heyer. Her favourite Heyer novel is The Nonesuch. Or possibly The Reluctant Widow.

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  • Learn more about Georgette Heyer

    Writers and researchers Samantha Rayner and Kim Wilkins share their passion for Georgette Heyer and recommend some of the Regency author's best books for first-time readers.

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