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Monsters: women writing young adult fiction

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LSE Library, United Kingdom

Speakers

Sharon Dogar

Author

Sally Nichols

Author

Join Sharon Dogar and Sally Nichols to hear about their latest books for young adults, including the story of Frankenstein’s creator Mary Godwin Shelley in Dogar’s Monsters.

1814: Mary Godwin, the sixteen-year-old daughter of radical socialist and feminist writers, runs away with a dangerously charming young poet - Percy Bysshe Shelley. From there, the two young lovers travel a Europe in the throes of revolutionary change, through high and low society, tragedy and passion, where they will be drawn into the orbit of the mad and bad Lord Byron.

But Mary and Percy are not alone: they bring Jane, Mary's young step-sister. And she knows the biggest secrets of them all...

Told from Mary and Jane's perspectives, Monsters is a novel about radical ideas, rule-breaking love, dangerous Romantics, and the creation of the greatest Gothic novel of them all: Frankenstein.

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