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Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard SOLD OUT

Melvyn Bragg Interviewed by Peter Kemp

Saturday, 30 March 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

Writer and broadcaster Baron Melvyn Bragg introduces his new novel, Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard, based on one of history’s most enduring love stories.

The novel features academic Arthur, who is in Paris attempting to recreate the 12th-century story of Heloise and Abelard for a novel. Heloise was a young female scholar who had a passionate affair with radical philosopher Peter Abelard that sent shockwaves through the country and incurred terrible retribution. Arthur is helped by his daughter, who wants to know more about her parents’ fractured relationship, and his own emotional connection to his subject begins to surface.

Bragg is a writer and broadcaster best known for his work as editor and presenter for more than 30 years of ITV’s South Bank Show. His novels include The Hired Man, Grace and Mary, Now is the Time, Without a City Wall and The Soldier’s Return. Here he talks to chief fiction reviewer of The Sunday Times Peter Kemp.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden