About Dianne Mannering, creator of this website...
I retired early because I wanted to write a book and I realised that if I didn’t get on with it, it just wouldn’t happen. My original talks were based round the royal and noble characters in my two history books – see bottom of page for information. My talk Born To Rule was supposed to be based on a new book – but the book never happened though the talk has been very popular.
About my talks...
My talks are all Power Point presentations and I use approx 100 illustrations in each talk, often using my own cartoon sketches when I can’t find suitable graphics. I supply my own equipment though I’m happy to use in-house equipment when it is available. All of my equipment is PAT compliant.
Talks last between 50 and 60 minutes and I have a longer version for organisations who like a break during the presentation.
My Fee is £120 within ten miles of my home in Alton, Hampshire, if the venue is further afield modest travelling expenses will apply. For clubs and organisation in Alton such as the Alton WI there’s no fee at all, I’m happy to come and meet my neighbours and ‘do my bit’ for the community where I’ve chosen to live.
I moved to Alton in Hampshire in February 2017 and I am very keen to get established in the area, so if you are interested in my talks, but don’t like my fees – then give me a ring and lets talk about it.
I still have connections with the Midlands and will accept bookings in East Midlands, West Midlands Warwickshire, Leicestershire etc.