I’ve enjoyed reading Georgette Heyer since I was a teenager (it appears I am typical to be introduced by my mum around about the age of 10). I enjoyed the last conference in 2009, and was talking to Samantha Rayner about possibility of another one this summer … then I got cancer! She decided to run it late enough in the hope that I’d be well enough to go … and I was! The day before the conference, I read Georgette Heyer’s biography:
Tomorrow I’m off to the second Georgette Heyer conference I’ve been to in my life. At the last one, this book was just going through the printing process – so it’s taken the spur of tomorrow to get round to reading this! I was introduced to Heyer by mum with Frederica and they are a default read (along with Harry Potter) for chilling out to – well written plots, funny humour, morally sound, etc. So I really enjoyed reading about her upbringing, way of thinking etc and the context that produced each of her novels! Fascinating!
I collected together the 172 tweets tagged either with #TheNoneSuch or #GeorgetteHeyer into this Wakelet board (most recent at the top):
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.