Literature: The World of Georgette Heyer - with Alison Warren

Ref: C3532876

Before BRIDGERTON, there was Georgette Heyer. It was Heyer's novels, which set the template for the vast range of Regency romances, which fill our Kindles and bookshelves. Heyer loathed being thought of as a frothy, “feminine” writer and it is a shame that all too often she is labelled as one. She is shamefully, not celebrated, because she wrote about women in drawing rooms, not men at war. Heyer’s novels are delicious: meticulously researched, deftly plotted and hugely romantic, but never sentimental and very often funny. Also part of the Golden Age of detective fiction, we will look at her life; the worlds she created and read together some of her work.

Course aim

An introduction to the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most popular and influential writers that no one but her fan base has heard of - the remarkable Georgette Heyer

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have an appreciation of the works of Georgette Heyer and possibly have added some of her books to my reading pile!
  • Consider the importance of research to the success of good historical fiction
  • Discuss pieces of prose with a critical eye

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No advance knowledge required. All materials will be provided - but if you want to find some Heyer novels, feel free!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Literature: The World of Georgette Heyer - with Alison Warren

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