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Heather Adams: Frankenstein and Ozymandias:  The Shelleys of Marlow

Sunday 12th May, 10:30am
The Sir Bernard Miller Centre, Odney

Step back in time to 1817 and discover the world of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the Romantic poet, and his beloved wife, Mary, the genius behind Frankenstein. Following the turbulent years of the Napoleonic Wars, the newlyweds sought refuge in the picturesque town of Marlow to nurture their family, creativity, and souls.


Prose, poetry and politics run through their blood and through the household. Percy Shelley even chooses 'The Hermit of Marlow' as his pseudonym for several passionate political leaflets he writes.  

Join Heather Adams as she journeys into the tumultuous landscape of this time to explore the connections between their personal life and revolutionary writings.


Heather Adams has recently completed a Masters' Degree at University of Oxford, studying Early Modern History.  Her working life took her to New York, Delhi and Toronto, although her home is Cookham, where she has lived for the past 30 years. She hosts a Literary Walk around Marlow and is currently curating an exhibition about Literary Marlow for the Museum, which will begin in the Summer.

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