Leading cultural historian and broadcaster Christopher Frayling reflects on gothic themes in literature, art, and popular culture, through the lens of his friendship and correspondence with Angela Carter during her formative writing years. Inside the Bloody Chamber collects Frayling's articles, essays, and lectures written since then on various aspects of the Gothic, which mesh with his memories of his and Carter's time together in Bath in the 1970s.
Sir Christopher Frayling is perhaps the most wide-ranging cultural historian of our times: the author of numerous publications on subjects ranging from vampires to Westerns; the writer and presenter of successful television series, whether on advertising, the Middle Ages or Tutankhamun. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and was Rector of the Royal College of Art, London, from 1996 to 2009, where he remains Professor Emeritus of Cultural History. His many public appointments have included Chairman of Arts Council England; Chairman of the Design Council; and the longest-serving Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum.