Tweet Out of the Shadows by Joanne Rendell is a novel that intertwines fiction with science. Claire, the main character is upset about the recent death of her mother and remembers that her mother told her that they were related to Mary Shelley. She begins researching Shelley and realizes that this is true. Meanwhile, her […]

Tweet This review of Young Romantics by Daisy Hay at Salon is 6 months old now but is well worth a read if you missed it. I am STILL waiting to get book from the library via my reserve list but it taking forever. I may just have to buy it because I am really […]

Tweet Emily, at From Dreams to Reality, has reviewed Mary Shelley’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Last Man. And I must make a confession. I have started and stopped that novel more times than I can count. As much as I want to read it and as much as I enjoy post-apocalyptic and dystopian settings, I can’t […]

Reviews of Young Romantics by Daisy Hay

Tweet Well, call me clueless. I didn’t even know such a book existed and it’s been out for almost 7 years. I guess that’s what happens when you abandon your research for a decade. I would love to add to my Mary Shelley and Frankenstein collection but it’s bit pricey. Maybe it’s something to save […]

Tweet A new mystery, Midnight Fires, has been published that features Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of Mary Shelley, as the heroine. As far as I know this is the first time that Mary Wollstonecraft has been featured in a novel in this manner. The novel takes place as Mary Wollstonecraft is header to Ireland to […]

Tweet I’ve often wondered about Claire Clairmont – why did Mary Shelley bring her along when she ran off with Percy Bysshe? If I were a teenager running off with my lover, I certainly wouldn’t want to drag my stepsister along with me. Did Percy want Claire to come along? Did Claire beg to not […]