To celebrate the publication of The Monsters We Deserve, a fascinating reappraisal of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,
Marcus Sedgwick and Dr Sam George go head to head in the gothic battle of the books
Chaired by writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn.
Tuesday 4th September. Doors Open at 6.30.
Tickets are available online via Newham Bookshop
Ticket only 5.00; Ticket and book 15.00
Do monsters always stay in the book where they were born? Are they content to live out their lives on paper, and never step foot into the real world?
Published in 1818, Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the most influential tales of all time. Two hundred years later, in a remote mountain house, high in the French Alps, an author broods on that creation. Reality and perception merge, fuelled by poisoned thoughts.
People make monsters, but who really creates who in the end?
Hope to see lots of OGOM folks there!