Monsters by Sharon Dogar

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Monsters

by Sharon Dogar

Perfect for KS4, YA and adults

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

This is the incredible story of Mary Shelley – radical, rebellious and entranced.  It is the story of a young woman who defies tradition and society, and who draws upon the monstrous elements of her won life to create the most memorable monster of them all.

Celebrating 200 years since the publication of Frankenstein, acclaimed writer Sharon Dogar brings to life the passion, tragedy and forbidden love of its teenage author.

You can follow Sharon on Twitter at @Sharondogar

Monsters is published by Andersen Press

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