Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley

Biography

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) began to write Frankenstein as part of a competition between friends to write a ghost story. Whilst the others soon gave up, her book went on to win immediate acclaim and has enraptured readers and listeners ever since. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an actor's assistant and London theatre manager. A trip to the crypts of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire inspired his epic story of blood-lust. The stories are read by David Rintoul and Anthony Valentine respectively.

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