Member Profile: Sara Wisnia

In which we get to know our members a little better…

Name: Sara Wisnia
Nationality: Australian

How old were you when you read your first Georgette Heyer novel?


What was it?

The Unknown Ajax.

How did you discover her work?

It was a text in a university subject “The Popular Novel”. I then spent the following summer holidays discovering her other books.

Did Heyer lead you to read other authors in similar genres?

Not with any success.

Which of her books have you read the most often?

The Grand Sophy. My other absolute favourites are The Convenient Marriage, The Corinthian, Sprig Muslin, The Masqueraders and more I’m sure.

Which, if any, would you never read again?

Cousin Kate.

If you could be a Heyer heroine, which would you choose?

Venetia for her passion, love of travel, sense of humour, intelligence (and beauty?).

Which Heyer hero (or heroine) would make the best husband/wife/partner?

Freddy Standen or Kit Fancot.

How has Georgette Heyer influenced your life?

Given me great pleasure. I find her funny and diverting. A sure path to relaxation at times of stress.