Monday, 1 November 2010
My first piece of Travel Writing has just been published in the November edition of Rue Morgue. Appearing in the Travelogue of Terror section of the magazine, my text is a tour of Gothic Whitby via the Whitby Dracula Walk. The article explores the influence of Whitby upon Dracula author Bram Stoker through the various locations that appear within that text and, along the way, reveals some interesting facts... such as the Russian schooner that brings Dracula to English shores was based on a real life incident involving The Dimitry - floundering off the coast of Whitby, the boat shed its cargo of coffins. For days after the coffins and/or the decomposed bodies were washed up on the shores of Tate Hill Sands.