Wish You Were Here, Love Dracula
Artist Graham Humphries has been staying in Dracula’s holiday town of Whitby, North Yorkshire, where he has been casting a painterly eye about the Abbey – this is what he came back with. Sometimes I wonder if Yorkshire isn’t more sinister than Transylvania. For me, Bram Stoker’s Dracula remains the only big gothic novel that’s still readable and enjoyable (I’ve always struggled with Frankenstein). I once wrote a story which purported to be a missing chapter from Jonathan Harker’s memoirs called ‘Dracula’s Library’. I think it’s been anthologised a few times. I tried to match Stoker’s tone as closely as possible. As always, click on pics to see big versions.