Some 200 years since it was written, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is now shorthand for the horrors of science run amok. But when author and anatomist Professor Alice Roberts returns to the 18-year-old Mary's manuscripts, she finds someone concerned with the very act of creation itself. She also discovers clues of another writer's influence, someone very close to Mary.
Mary Shelley set out to create a monster, and along the way she created a masterpiece. In 1816, teenager Mary begins to give life to her novel - Frankenstein.