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The haunted summer of 1816

Two great horror stories were born during a few wet days in Switzerland. Kevin Jackson retells the story of what happened

By Kevin Jackson  

The Villa Diodati, where Percy Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Lord Byron and John Polidori wrote ghost stories, eventually leading to the publishing of "Frankenstein"

Read more: A love of desolation and ruins 

Around two hundred years ago, in May 1816, a small group of English travellers checked into the Hotel d’Angleterre, a large three-storey stone building facing…

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