Almost Invincible is a remarkable fictional account of the life of Mary Shelley, arguably one of the literary world’s greatest enigmas.
About me and my relationship with Mary…. I have an honours degree in Sociology with a major in Literature and a Trinity College London Licentiate in Effective Communication.
I am a social and market researcher whose projects involve understanding the behaviour and motivation of a wide range of people in many different contexts. . I have previously published short stories, poetry and academic research papers. This is my debut novel.
An underlying thread of Almost Invincible is Mary’s damaging relationship with her stepsister, Claire and this sparked my curiosity and snowballed into an obsessive five years of research.
Amongst the volumes of extant information and many biographies, I glimpsed a Mary who was a teenage rebel, a grieving mother, a determined author and a long suffering lover of a man well ahead of his time. It made me want to tell her story.
The research has been extensive and the book is factually based, but tries to fill in the emotions, conversations, and some of the mysteries surrounding her life.
Finding Mary has taken me to many of the places which were important to her life, and to libraries around the world….