Catherine Bruton introduces Following Frankenstein in this video - a thrilling, chilling adventure story that explores difference and empathy.
Catherine Bruton, author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria and Another Twist in the Tale, revisits Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as the inspiration for her new book, Following Frankenstein which she describes as a 'Thrilling, chilling, spine-tingling, blood-curdling adventure that spans the icy wastes of the tundra to the Vaudaville circus of New York.' As well as a brilliant adventure, Following Frankenstein explores how we treat others and covers themes of diversity, being authentic to ourselves, and inclusion.
In this video, Catherine tells us more about Following Frankenstein and reads from her book.
More about Following Frankenstein
Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my father cared more for him than he did for me. And was I wrong?
Maggie Walton's father has dedicated his life to a single pursuit: hunting down the monster created by Victor Frankenstein. It has cost Maggie and her family everything - and now her father is staking everything on one last voyage to the Arctic, with Maggie secretly in tow, where he hopes to find the monster at last. But there they make a shocking discovery: Frankenstein's monster has a son...