Bram Stoker, Dracula and Aberdeenshire


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Specially for Halloween, all will be revealed about how Dracula was written in Cruden Bay. Based on his book When Brave Men Shudder, author Mike Shepherd tells the previously unknown story of Bram Stoker’s regular holidays to Aberdeenshire and how wrote his novels there.
Find out, if you dare, how Cruden Bay inspired him to write Dracula, and how part of Slains Castle appears in Castle Dracula. And did you know that he wrote two novels in the Doric dialect and slipped a Doric phrase into Dracula?
Mike Shepherd, from Aberdeen, is the author of Oil Strike North Sea, a personal history of North Sea oil. He also contributed a chapter to Diane Morgan’s book Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens.
The talk will be followed by Q&A and books will be available to purchase on the night.


Aberdeen Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW


To book a place at this free event, call 01224 652500 or email

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Aberdeen City Libraries
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW

01224 652500