Vaughn Entwistle's Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley and Her Monster was published in October 2020.
About Vaughn Entwistle:
Vaughn Entwistle is a British novelist based in the Mendip Hills of North Somerset, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
For most of his life he has rattled about between England and the United States. He lived for over ten years in Seattle where, when not pursuing a day job as a writer/editor, ran a successful gargoyle sculpting business (yes, really!).
When not attempting to write with one cat on his lap, a Brittany lying across his feet, and one or more cats sauntering across the keyboard. When not writing he can be found walking the dog in the English countryside exploring the many gothic manors, ancient stone circles and remains of Roman towns and forts.
As a girl of 18, Mary Shelley’s imagination birthed the nameless monster that would make her name famous. But since that night of apocalyptic storms at the Villa Diodati and the dark nativity of her hideous progeny, Mary’s life has been a tedious narrative of grief and loss: a dead husband, a dead sister and three dead children. Now in middle age, Mary suffers headaches from the brain tumour that will soon end her life. Seeking relief from her monster’s malign curse, Mary travels from London to the Somerset estate of Andrew Crosse, the gentleman scientist who inspired her Dr. Frankenstein. Mary has come in search of an electrical cure, hoping that the same dread engine that raised her monster can now lay that ghost to rest.
REVIEW: HIDEOUS PROGENY: MARY SHELLEY AND HER MONSTER BY VAUGHN ENTWISTLE