Whiff of Scandal among the Mountain Tops; Geneva Is an Unusual Spot for a Weekend Break - but Byron and Shelley Made the Most of It. and So Did Ray Connolly
Connolly, Ray, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: RAY CONNOLLY
SOME people get more from mini-breaks than others. Take Lord Byron and the Shelleys for instance.
They went to Geneva, as I did, Byron in his house above the lake at Cologny, Percy and his teenage mistress, Mary, in their menage a trois with Mary's young aunt, renting a villa on the road below.
But after a little youthful debauchery, Mary came home with the start of the most famous gothic horror novel, Frankenstein, while Byron wrote a chunk of Childe Harold. All I have to show for my few days by Lake Geneva is this article.
I can only imagine the ambience of Geneva must have changed a bit since Byron and friends were there in …
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Publication information: Article title: Whiff of Scandal among the Mountain Tops; Geneva Is an Unusual Spot for a Weekend Break - but Byron and Shelley Made the Most of It. and So Did Ray Connolly. Contributors: Connolly, Ray - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: June 21, 2003. Page number: 52. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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