Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day. Astonishingly, it was while she was still a teenager that Mary composed her canonical novel Frankenstein, creating two of our most enduring archetypes.

The life story is well known. But who was the woman who lived it? She’s left plenty of evidence, and in this fascinating dialogue with the past, Fiona Sampson sifts through letters, diaries and records to find the real woman behind the story.

Fiona Sampson is a prize-winning poet and writer. She has been published in more than thirty languages and received an MBE for services to literature.

This is a joint fundraiser for The Courtyard Trust and Breast Cancer Haven.

Tickets cost £15 or £18 when booked in conjunction with post talk screening of Frankenstein (1931).