Sunday, 19 October 2014


If you've visited the British Library for its latest exhibition - Terror and Wonder - The Gothic Imagination - then you will have seen many displays relating to Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, and his own extravagantly gothic home at Strawberry Hill House in Teddington.

Essie Fox will be visiting Stawberry Hill House on the evening of Friday November 21st as part of the Richmond Literary Festival when, quite coincidentally, she will also be celebrating the paperback publication of her latest book, The Goddess and the Thief - a novel with a distinctly dark and gothic flavour to its plot.

The event is called A FEAST OF BLOOD ~ THE ENGLISH OBSESSION WITH VAMPIRES, when Essie will be sharing the stage with the chair, Dr Peter Howell from St Mary's University, and fellow writer of the gothic novel, the author Lynn Shepherd. 

Please do come along and share some fascinating tales from us - while sitting in the glorious surrounds of this celebrated gothic house.