It's Heyer Today, the epic literary aural feast celebrating the life and work of historical novelist supremo, Georgette Heyer.

Today is our 10th book club episode – this week we’re discussing False Colours with two fabulous ladies: Jenni Waugh, who has worked on the Jane Austen Centre website and social media channels in Bath, and Rhiannon Shaw, a comedian who’s written for The Daily Mash, BBCs Newsjack, Succubus Magazine and

(Jenni pictured here with Mr Darcy)

But will the two ladies be converted?

Show notes:

To keep up with Rhiannon and to read more funny jokes, follow her on Twitter – she’s @rhiannoneshaw

You can find Karin Heimdahl here. She was our wonderful voice talent today playing Nora Samuelli, while Sara-Mae played her sister, Annie.

The music used in this episode is from Emma Gattril’s wondrous album, Chapter I, as well as Jerome Alexander’s luscious Message to Bears work. Original music was composed especially for the podcast, by Sara-Mae and Tom Chadd.

Comment and take part in our discussions on social media, we’re @fablegazers on Instagram and @fable_gazers on Twitter.

Special thanks to the Audible team for letting us use an extract from the book. Do go out and buy it, it’s a fabulous listen.

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Thanks also to Jude Knight, for reading from her article The Regency Sex Trade.

*Apologies for the mispronunciation of Evelyn throughout.*

Re sex work in the 18th century. We found Victoire Sanborn’s Jane Austen’s World blog to be a delight. She also has some great Heyer reviews, and recommended this Heyer short story for your delectation.

Sanborn found the source in The Happy Magazine, September 1922.


We discussed:

  • Bath Tangle
  • Persuasion
  • Emma
  • Instead of the Thorn

Heyer Today is a Fable Gazers production.

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