In Search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson: brilliant biography of the woman who created a monster

Does Mary Shelley need rescuing from neglect? Has the young woman who created the most iconic figures in Gothic literature apart from Bram Stoker’s Dracula — Frankenstein and his benighted, stitched-together creature — languished in the shadow of her ...

In the Blood

Dacre Stoker with a bust of Vlad the Impaler. Photo by Hans de Roos I meet Stoker, great-grandnephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker, in the lobby café of Bucharest’s Moxa Hotel. Sitting beside him is Hans de Roos, an Indonesian-born Dutch art researcher ...