Julia Douthwaite Viglione & Cecile Perruche - The Frankenstein of the Apple Crate

The Frankenstein of the Apple Crate builds on a scholarly discovery to imagine how Mary Shelley found the idea for Frankenstein. With the help of a ghost called Mother, the girl recalls a French tale of a helpful robot published years earlier, and retells it as the first Gothic thriller. This is a bilingual author event, with Cecil Perruche reading from the French version.