TLT (The Lesbian Talkshow)
Book Appreciation with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Book Appreciation with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

February 15, 2020

Book Appreciation with Stephanie Burgis

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 43c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Stephanie Burgis Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

Interview with Stephanie Burgis - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43b

February 8, 2020

Interview with Stephanie Burgis

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 43b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Stephanie Burgis Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Two Excellent Historical Novels - The Lesbian Review Podcast

Two Excellent Historical Novels - The Lesbian Review Podcast

February 4, 2020

Two Excellent Historical Novels 

Heather's Rereads List for TLR's 55 Rereads

Sheena is joined by Heather Rose Jones to discuss the list that was released on TheLesbianReview.com - TLR’s 55 Most Reread Books. In this episode Heather talks about her selection of books.

 

The Covert Captain by Jeannelle M Ferreira

Publisher Indie Author

Audio Narrated by Violet Dixon

Synopsis

Nathaniel Fleming, veteran of Waterloo, falls in love with his Major's spinster sister, Harriet. But Nathaniel is not what he seems, and before the wedding, the truth will out...

Eleanor Charlotte Fleming, forgotten daughter of a minor baronet, stakes her life on a deception and makes her name—if not her fortune—on the battlefield.

Her war at an end, she returns to England as Captain Nathaniel Fleming and wants nothing more than peace, quiet, and the company of horses. Instead, Captain Fleming meets Harriet. Harriet has averted the calamity of matrimony for a decade, cares little for the cut of her gowns, and is really rather clever. Falling in love is not a turn of the cards either of them expected.

Harriet accepts Captain Fleming, but will she accept Eleanor? Along the way, there are ballrooms, stillrooms, mollyhouses, society intrigue, and sundering circumstance.

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2PjaJGK

 

 

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That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole

Publisher Audible

Audio Narrated by Karen Chilton

Synopsis

Mercy Alston knows the best thing to do with pesky feelings like "love" and "hope": avoid them at all costs. Serving as a maid to Eliza Hamilton, and an assistant in the woman's stubborn desire to preserve her late husband's legacy, has driven that point home for Mercy - as did her own previous heartbreaks.  

When Andromeda Stiel shows up at Hamilton Grange for an interview in her grandfather's stead, Mercy's resolution to live a quiet, pain-free life is tested by the beautiful, flirtatious, and entirely overwhelming dressmaker.  

Andromeda has staid Mercy reconsidering her worldview, but neither is prepared for love - or for what happens when it's not enough.  

This is an angsty but fluffy F/F novella with a happy ending for both of our intrepid heroines. 

 

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UK - https://amzn.to/2snDU2u

 

You can find the full list of 55 rereads here

https://www.thelesbianreview.com/55-most-reread-books/

 

We also talk about

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher Brilliance Audio

Audio Narrated by Justine Eyre

Synopsis

Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor…

 

Get this book on Amazon

US, Canada, Germany and Italy - https://amzn.to/2RIWPPy

UK - https://amzn.to/2S3xgrg

 

 

Find Heather Online

Website https://www.alpennia.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Rose-Jones-490950014312292/

 

Heather’s favourite books on TLR https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/book-review/highly-recommended-books/heathers-favourites/

 

Find Heather’s Podcast here https://thelesbiantalkshow.podbean.com/category/lesbian-historic-motif-project/

 

 

About TLR

The Lesbian Review is a website dedicated to reviewing only books movies and music that we enjoy. That way you are likely to find media that you enjoy too. We rely on advertisers, affiliate link purchases and Patrons to cover costs and keep growing. So if you do buy because of this podcast then please use our links.

 

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On the Shelf for February 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43a

On the Shelf for February 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 43a

February 1, 2020

On the Shelf for February 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 43a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Iphis and Ianthe - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42d

Iphis and Ianthe - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42d

January 25, 2020

Iphis and Ianthe

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42d with Heather Rose Jones

Tracing same-sex and transgender themes in Ovid’s Classical Roman tale of forbidden love across the ages.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Book Appreciation with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42c

Book Appreciation with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42c

January 18, 2020

Book Appreciation with Kate Heartfield

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kate Heartfield Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

Interview with Kate Heartfield - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42b

January 11, 2020

Interview with Kate Heartfield

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kate Heartfield Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

On the Shelf for January 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42a

On the Shelf for January 2020 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 42a

January 4, 2020

On the Shelf for January 2020

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 42a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Lesbian Vikings - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41d

Lesbian Vikings - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41d

December 28, 2019

Lesbian Vikings

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41d with Heather Rose Jones

An episode by request about research into women’s same-sex relations in early medieval Norse culture, and f/f fiction inspired by it.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Things I Loved in 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41c

Things I Loved in 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41c

December 21, 2019

Things I Loved in 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41c with Heather Rose Jones

I talk about the novels, non-fiction, and visual media relevant to queer women in history that I enjoyed in 2019

Novels

Non-Fiction

Visual Media

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

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The Highwaywoman Special (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode #41b

The Highwaywoman Special (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode #41b

December 14, 2019

The Highwaywoman Special (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41b with Heather Rose Jones

A reprise of my first "special-topic" show, which originally aired two years ago.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The historic era of the highwaymen
  • Ballads featuring female highwaymen (you get to hear me sing!)
  • Women in history who went "on the pad" as they say, or who were rumored to have done so
  • The most popular formula for lesbian highwaywoman novels
  • Five lesbian highwaywoman romances, plus one bonus highway robbery incident

The various persons and works discussed or presented in this podcast (in order of appearance) are as follows. Some historic references may apply to more than one person.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

On the Shelf for December 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41a

On the Shelf for December 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 41a

December 7, 2019

On the Shelf for December 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 41a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40e

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40e

November 30, 2019

The Mermaid by Kathleen Jowitt

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40e with Heather Rose Jones

The fourth and final story in our 2019 Fiction Series

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Call for submissions for the 2020 LHMP audio short story series. See here for details.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

Links to Kathleen Jowitt Online

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Class and Models of Lesbian Desire - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40d

Class and Models of Lesbian Desire - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40d

November 23, 2019

Class and Models of Lesbian Desire

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40d with Heather Rose Jones

In this episode we talk about:

  • The place of class in archetypes of lesbianism and same-sex desire
  • How class affects perceptions of sexuality
  • Class and money: who has it, what do then need to do to keep it?
  • Class and family responsibility: how do different groups balance individualism and group identity?
  • How does class influence marriage options, and the ability to reject them?
  • How does class affect the potential for economic independence?
  • Working through the dynamics of class in some popular lesbian historical archetypes
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones - Book Clips

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones - Book Clips

November 20, 2019

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

Book Clips 

Welcome to Book Clips, the mini podcast where authors and narrators give you a taste of a book with a short snippet. 

In this episode we hear an author reading from Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

Synopsis 

The streets are a perilous place for a young laundry maid dismissed without a character for indecent acts. Roz knew the end of the path for a country girl alone in the city of Rotenek. A desperate escape in the night brings her to the doorstep of Dominique the dressmaker and the hope of a second chance beyond what she could have imagined. Roz’s apprenticeship with the needle, under the patronage of the royal thaumaturgist, wasn’t supposed to include learning magic, but Celeste, the dressmaker’s daughter, draws Roz into the mysterious world of the charm-wives. When floodwaters and fever sweep through the lower city, Celeste’s magical charms could bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor of Rotenek, but only if Roz can claim the help of some unlikely allies.

 

Set in the magical early 19th century world of Alpennia, Floodtide tells an independent tale that interweaves with the adventures.

A stand-alone book in the Alpennia series (Alpennia #4)

 

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Heather Rose Jones Online

Website: https://www.alpennia.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherrosejones

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherosejones

 

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Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40c

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40c

November 16, 2019

Book Appreciation with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40c with Heather Rose Jones

In the Book Appreciation segments, our featured authors (or your host) will talk about one or more favorite books with queer female characters in a historic setting.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

Interview with Heather Rose Jones - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40b

November 9, 2019

Interview with Heather Rose Jones

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40b with Heather Rose Jones

A series of interviews with authors of historically-based fiction featuring queer women.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What are the advantages to setting stories in an invented country like Alpennia?
  • The roots of Heather’s love for language and history
  • Themes and tropes in the Alpennia books
  • Why weren’t the books written as romances?
  • Complex intersections of gender and sexuality in the books
  • Queer coming of age in the 19th century
  • What books inspired the Alpennia series?
  • Why a laundry maid as a protagonist? Writing precarious lives.
  • Touch-points for writing historic disasters and sowing seeds of revolution
  • Why write a stand-alone book in the middle of a series?
  • Why write in first versus third person?
  • Finding the people of color in Alpennia
  • Planting story-seeds to harvest in later books
  • What’s next for the Alpennia series?
  • Giving characters failure modes
  • What else does Heather want to write?
  • Books mentioned
  • A transcript of this podcast is pending.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

On the Shelf for November 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40a

On the Shelf for November 2019 - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 40a

November 2, 2019

On the Shelf for November 2019

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 40a with Heather Rose Jones

Your monthly update on what the Lesbian Historic Motif Project has been doing.

In this episode we talk about:

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

The Goblin Market (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39d

The Goblin Market (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39d

October 26, 2019

The Goblin Market (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39d with Heather Rose Jones

This is an analysis and recitation of the poem “The Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti, with special attention to its homoerotic themes.

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon:

Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries (Reprise) -  The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39c

Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries (Reprise) - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 39c

October 19, 2019

Poetry about Love Between Women from the 16th and 17th Centuries (Reprise)

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 39c with Heather Rose Jones

This is a reprise of LHMPodcast episode 25d which originally aired on 2018/08/26.

This episode takes a poetic tour through expressions of, and reactions to, love between women in 16th and 17th century Europe.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Poems about the pangs of love

    • “To Mrs M Awbrye” by Katherine Philips
    • “A Song” by Aphra Behn
    • “Love and Friendship: A Pastoral” by Elizabeth Singer Rowe
    • “On the Death of my Dear Friend and Play-fellow” by Jane Barker
  • Men jealous of women’s love for each other
    • “Elegy for a Lady Enamoured of Another Lady” by Pontus de Tyard
    • “On the Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies” by Edmund Waller
    • “Two Beauties, Tender Lovers” by Denis Sanguin de Saint-Pavin
  • Men appropriating lesbian imagery
    • “Sappho to Philaenis” by John Donne
    • “To Mr. J.D. (T.W.)” by Thomas Woodward
  • Poems of satire and vituperation
    • “Epigram on Cecilia Bulstrode” by Ben Johnson
    • “Tribades or Lesbia” by François de Maynard
    • “Women’s Complaint to Venus” and “Venus’s Reply” by anonymous
  • The triumph of love
    • Maitland Quarto MS Poem 49
    • ”My Divine Lysi” by Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
    • “On a Lady Named Beloved” by Anne de Rohan-Chabot
  • A transcript of this podcast is available here and contains links to the source material.

Links to the Lesbian Historic Motif Project Online

Links to Heather Online

If you enjoy this podcast and others at The Lesbian Talk Show, please consider supporting the show through Patreon: