Melvyn Bragg at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg returns to the Festival with a fresh take on a classic love story. Novelist Arthur travels to Paris to retell the tale of Heloise and Abelard, 12th century lovers whose affair was doomed. The surprise appearance of his daughter, on her own mission to understand her parents’ failed relationship, alters Arthur’s ambitions. Thus, the truth behind his interest in the story is revealed. Filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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