Vampires are all the rage these days with the recent Twilight blockbusters. But who knew about the grueling real life circumstances that made people believe in vampires in the first place? And what do vampires look like in Africa and Asia? We talk with Michael Sims, editor of the anthology Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseurs Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories.
The abbey of the Red Cloister lies in dense woodland on the southern edge of Brussels. It’s a brooding sort of place. Though the present buildings date from the early eighteenth century, their soul is medieval, and still alive, wandering the ponds and forgotten alleyways of this mossy hollow, unable to rest.Leona's full essay