Georgette Heyer: A Century Spent Having a Ball…

The Un-Conference – February 25th 2021

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our Georgette Heyer: A Century Spent Having a Ball – The Un-Conference on February 25th.

Ticket sales are now closed.

A big thank you to all our speakers:
Lois McMaster Bujold
Harriet Evans
Katie Fforde
Kate Forsyth
Stephen Fry
Alison Goodman
Philippa Gregory
Kathleen Jennings
Jennifer Kloester
Dr Samantha Rayner
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Jacks Thomas
Vanda Wilcox
Professor Kim Wilkins
Tom Zille

We hope to keep celebrating this centenary year so do follow us for more updates both here on the website and via our Instagram account.

2021 sees the centenary of the publication of Georgette Heyer’s first novel, The Black Moth, whose legacy UCL Press is recognising through the February 25th publication of a series of essays –  Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction edited by Dr Samantha Rayner and Professor Kim Wilkins. 

‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ 


To mark the launch of the publication, we held a series of celebratory events hosted by UCL Press & Pink, Auld & Brown to highlight Heyer’s wonderful work.

We are pleased to have delivered the first of what we hope will be a collection of Heyer related events throughout this centenary year. We hope that interest is sparked in the work of Georgette Heyer and that we reach new readers, opinions and audiences. Please! Don’t be shy – if you have an idea for another event or discussion, just email us at

‘Fabulously witty’ 

Stephen Fry

Events included:

Georgette Heyer with her Irish wolfhound, Misty Dawn, in 1939. Photograph: Georgette Heyer Estate

Georgette Heyer, queen of Regency romance, honoured with blue plaque

Georgette Heyer may have been notoriously self-deprecating about her own work – she once said she “ought to be shot for writing such nonsense” – but the queen of Regency romances has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at her birthplace.

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Georgette Heyer with her Irish wolfhound, Misty Dawn, in 1939. Photograph: Georgette Heyer Estate

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