Regency Day

regencyreadingwomanOn Saturday 8th October the Romantic Novelists’ Association will be holding a Regency Celebration – a one-day event to celebrate Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and the books they have influenced.

The day will be a mixture of serious talks (eg. Dr Jennifer Kloester on Georgette Heyer and Her Life) and more frivolous activities, such as demonstrations of Regency clothing and dancing, as well as parlour games, a Regency walk, afternoon tea, a quiz, a raffle (with some fabulous prizes!), a book stall and author signings. For anyone who loves the Regency/Georgian period and novels set in or inspired by that era, this is a must!

I’ll be doing a talk together with fellow author Louise Allen on Regency scents (a sort of “Sniff and tell” as it were), and I’ve been busy gathering information and perfumes for demonstration purposes. The Regency ladies seem to have had some lovely flower scents to choose from, although there are one or two that make you recoil in horror! If you’ve ever wanted to know what Emma, Lady Hamilton (Lord Nelson’s mistress) smelled like, please come along and I’ll show you!

A Regency Celebration – Saturday 8th October 2011 between 9.00am-6.00pm at the Royal Overseas League, Park Place, off St. James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR (near Green Park tube station). For more information, please click here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@RNARegencyDay).