Daily Archives: January 16, 2012

Monsters, Vampires and the Gothic Imagination

The date is June 18th, 1816; the venue is the Villa Diodati beside Lake Geneva and the dramatic Jura mountain range. Byron’s guests are his secretary Dr Polidori and Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley. Outside, the rain is beating down and thunder and lightning flash across the lake from the mountains.

RNA Burns Night

Things are progressing well for the Burns Night preps – the piper is booked and the haggis has been bought!