Meet Catherine

Welcome to A Covent Garden Gilflurt's Guide to Life, a breathless romp through the long 18th century. 

I am your gracious hostess, Catherine Curzon (aka Madame Gilflurt), historian, author and lover of all things long 18th. Should you wish to discuss a press enquiry, public speaking engagement or other gainful employment, please do send me a missive.


My work has been featured online by BBC History Extra and History Answers and in magazines including All About History, Explore History, History of Royals and Jane Austen's Regency World. I am thrilled to host the online home of An Evening with Jane Austen, starring Adrian Lukis and Caroline Langrishe.

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To find out more about me, do gad across to the Huddersfield Examiner or pour a cuppa and listen to an in-depth interview with the Wars of Coalition podcast.


My first book, Life in the Georgian Court, is now available from Pen and Sword Books; the follow up, Kings of Georgian Britain will be released on 30th March 2017. 


If you're tempted by dashing highwaymen, The Crown Spire is available now worldwide, and you can also meet the dandies and spies of Star of Versailles, thanks to Pride Publishing
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I am also the author The Mistress of Blackstairs, which is represented by Stacey Graham of Red Sofa Literary.


Besides my love of all things Georgian, I'm passionate about theatre and hold a Master's in Film Studies from the University of Nottingham. I am blessed to share my home with a rakish colonial, a hound, a feline and a rodent of exquisite character. 

Events 


A Celebration of Jane Austen with Adrian Lukis, 5th March, Huddersfield TICKETS
Join ‘Mr Wickham’ and the Regency Rejigged dancers for a celebration of all things Austen, marking the bicentenary of the author’s death.

Life in the Georgian Court, London, 18th May TICKETS


The history of ruling families and their courtiers will be covered by a number of humorous and tragic anecdotes, which demonstrate that the life of royalty in eighteenth century Europe was often more dangerous than enjoyable.

Past Events

Emma Hamilton: Seduction Late with the Georgian Dining Academt, 14th February 2017, National Maritime Museum, London 
Be inspired by heartfelt love letters from Lord Nelson to Emma, learn a traditional courting dance, or make a fabulous mask to beguile a stranger. Catherine Curzon will share scandalous tales of the 18th century's finest courtesans in her salon!

Dr Johnson's Birthday Supper with the Georgian Dining Academy, 22nd September 2016, Dr Johnson's House, London 
A delicious 18th Century inspired 3 course meal served in the historic rooms where Johnson wrote the legendary dictionary. Catherine Curzon will regale diners with tales of Johnson's 18th Century London.

Sam & George: When Dr Johnson met George III, 18th September 2016, Lichfield Guildhall, Lichfield
In the city of Dr Johnson's birth, Catherine Curzon will transport audiences back in time to 1767, when the creator of the dictionary met the King of Great Britain amid the bookshelves of the royal library. 


An Evening with Jane Austen, 4th September 2016, The Royal Pavilion, Brighton 
Spend a magical evening in the company of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Pavilion’s Music Room. Caroline Langrishe and Adrian Lukis will be joined by Catherine Curzon, who will introduce the performance and sign copies of her book during the interval and at the post-performance reception.



18 comments:

  1. I have just stumbled across your fascinating Gilflurt's Guide after you followed me on Twitter. I will enjoy going back and reading your posts.



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  2. Via your splash I have discovered B .Nebot and now must do some research . Thanks !
    I rather like the cheeky dog to the right.

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  3. Have to say that you have become crucial reading for me. Excellent site! Love it.
    Kind regards
    Mark

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    1. Thank you, Mark, that's *very* nice to hear! *flutters a happy fan*

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  4. I just discovered your excellent site. Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

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    1. Than you for visiting, I'm glad you enjoy the site!

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  5. What a brilliant site. Enertainment and fascinating as well as factual. Thank you so much.

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  6. Dear MG Your site is truly exciting. Kind of like the first time my mother took my into the main library in Shreveport, Louisiana. Who'da thought there were that many bnooks in the whole world. Can anyone imagine a worls without books? Msadam Gilflurt, I give yoou the honorary title of Queen, strike that, Goddess of literature"

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    1. Thank you so very much, you will have me all of a flutter.

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  7. Hello Catherine. Don't know how I've managed not to trip over your wonderful site before. As you know, I've been writing (yet another) Waterloo novel in time for next year and WISH I'd found you earlier. In all the time I was researching, I never found anything quite so atmospheric as this. Congrats!!!

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    1. Good evening to you. Thank you for your very kind words, another Waterloo novel is always welcome here in the salon, it is an absolute pleasure to read your kind words!

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  8. Hello Madame. I just thought I should pay you a visit and say thank you for the wonderful articles that you have shared with us on your Facebook Page. I have shared several of them with my own readers on the 18th Century History Website's Facebook and Google + pages. Please continue the good work.

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    1. It is my absolute pleasure, and thank you for your links and articles too!

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  9. I have stumbled across your wonderful site and I am charmed beyond words by it. It has now joined my list of must reads, feeding my obsession for all things Georgian. Thank you for the interesting and amusing insights into that most thrilling of times.

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    1. Thank you! I'm really pleased that you enjoy the site; the more people obsessed by all things Georgian, the better!

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