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Mrs Jekyll and Cousin Hyde

Monday 13 November 2 pm

Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' to his cousin, Mrs Katharine de Mattos. Yet his wife, Fanny, had played a crucial role in persuading him to write the version of the story that became an instant best-seller. Why did Stevenson link Katharine with this dark tale of duality, and what role did she play in its creation? Jeremy Hodges tells the story of the cousins' close relationship, from childhood romance to bitter estrangement in later life.

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