Our Hideous Progeny (Paperback)
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Our Hideous Progeny (Paperback)

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Published: 01/02/2024
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Steeped in intrigue and gothic atmosphere, McGill’s gripping debut takes inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to deliver a powerful and evocative tale of passion, ambition and old secrets exploding out into the open.

Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month for February 2024

Mary is the great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. She knows her great uncle disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Arctic but she doesn't know why or how. The 1850s is a time of discovery and London is ablaze with the latest scientific theories and debates, especially when a spectacular new exhibition of dinosaur sculptures opens at the Crystal Palace. Mary, with a sharp mind and a sharper tongue, is keen to make her name in this world of science, alongside her geologist husband Henry, but without wealth and connections, their options are limited.

But when Mary discovers some old family papers that allude to the shocking truth behind her great-uncle's past, she thinks she may have found the key to securing their future... Their quest takes them to the wilds of Scotland, to Henry's intriguing but reclusive sister Maisie, and to a deadly chase with a rival who is out to steal their secret.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781529177435
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 273 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm


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In this gothic adventure, debut novelist McGill builds on Shelley's iconic story by adding sharp-minded female protagonist Mary, who sets out to discover the truth about her great-uncle Victor Frankenstein's disappearance in the Arctic. - STYLIST, 'The best new feminist retellings of classic stories to read in 2023'

McGill's prose is rich and atmospheric, perfectly capturing the eerie and foreboding tone of the Gothic tradition. The characters are complex and layered . . . Our Hideous Progeny is a masterful work of Gothic horror that will leave readers on the edge of their seat. - GLAMOUR

Evocatively and compassionately, Our Hideous Progeny seeks a way to tell the stories of those whose tales cannot fit in one book, those poor creatures who remain lost or forgotten - NEW YORKER

Our Hideous Progeny takes inspiration from Mary Shelley's masterpiece along with the Victorian fascination with scientific innovation and the prehistoric world. This wonderful debut evolves into a gripping Gothic tale of grief and ambition, passion and intrigue. - JESS KIDD, author of THE NIGHT SHIP

A wonderful book; dark, passionate, multi-layered and rich with enticing detail. - JOANNE HARRIS, author of CHOCOLAT and THE STRAWBERRY THIEF

Book Club @ Waterstones Manchester Arndale

Book Club @ Waterstones Manchester Arndale

Manchester - Arndale Centre
Wednesday 1st May 18:30 - 19:30

Join us in our very own Cafe W for our May Book Club meeting as we discuss all things Our Hideous Progeny!

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“A stunning literary transformation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!”

Filled with fury and ambition, Mary turns to her great-grandfather Victor Frankenstein's research in order to claim her space in the 1850s scientific community.

Not only is the novel beautifully written and... More

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“Frankenstein revisited, indeed”

Frankenstein revisited, indeed. With all that it entails: monsters (literal and proverbial), drama, science, Scottish scenery and weather aaaaand, well, it has dinosaurs. I know, I know!
It is a very neat revisit and... More

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“Gothically Gorgeous!!!”

I have been a lover of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein since studying in for A-Level English Literature, so when I received a copy of Our Hideous Progeny I couldn’t be more excited!

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