North West Sydney
Talks@Willoughby presents Susanna de Vries
Popular Australian author and historian, Susanna de Vries will present her latest book Royal Mistresses at Talks@Willoughby, 12.30pm, Tuesday 5 June, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
Exploring the loveless, arranged marriages of the British Monarchy throughout history, Royal Mistresses gives a fascinating account of the passionate, and often scandalous, relationships of the Princes of Hanover-Windsor and their lovers, including George IV and Maria Fitzherbert, Edward VII and Wallis Simpson, and Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Susanna de Vries has written extensively on art and history, including Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates and To Hell and Back: The Banned Account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch. The recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to study Renaissance art in Italy, Susanna was also awarded an Order of Australia for services to Australian art and literature in 1996, and a Tyrone Guthrie Fellowship to write in Ireland by the Literature Board of the Australia Council in 2001.
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