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Bram Stoker’s private notebook unearthed

Bram Stoker was, by all accounts, a very private man and insight into his early life is fleeting. This is why this week’s discovery of his personal notebook in an attic on the Isle of Wight is such a boon to Stoker scholars.

The book was discovered by the author’s great-grandson, Noel Dobbs, and contains details of Bram’s life while he was attending Trinity College and working as a clerk at Dublin Castle; a period roughly dating from 1871 to 1881.

From The Guardian:

Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker, author of the recent novel Dracula: The Un-Dead, and Stoker has worked to decipher his ancestor’s “terrible” handwriting with Dr Elizabeth Miller of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula. The Lost Journal, complete with annotations, is now lined up for publication by Robson Press next year, marking the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death in 1912.

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