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Well written, well researched and the reach of the piece is wider than the usual suspects, giving a real sense of how the now identified group held (or not) together - great purchase.
If you could sum up Young Romantics in three words, what would they be?
Love among poets
What did you like best about this story?
The account of the struggles of the women, especially MaryShelley and Claire Clairmont, to stand up to the controlling men they loved, theirvery understanable reactions to the frequent deaths of their children, their ability to cope with nightmare journeys across Europe with little money, constant moves , and to welcome sudden visitors. In many ways they seemed modern, and as my granddaughters who read it said, "cool", so the characters were easy to identify with.
What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?
I would have preferred a woman narrator. Vance's voice sometimes grated
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
So,young, so idealistic, so impossible
Any additional comments?
I see it more as a 3-part TV series, which would allow the evolution of the complex relationships to be shown, than as a film