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Remember Me... by Melvyn Bragg
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 February 2009.

The fourth in a series of semi-autobiographical novels. A fabulous portrait of 1960’s London and a passionate and tragic love story, told with a raw emotion that takes your breath away.

If you like Melvyn Bragg you might also like to read books by Simon Mawer, Justin Cartwright and Andrew Greig.

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Synopsis

Remember Me... by Melvyn Bragg

A passionate but ultimately tragic love affair starts when two students - one French, one English - meet at university at the beginning of the sixties. From its tentative, unpromising early stages, the relationship develops into a life-changing one, whose profound impact continues to reverberate forty years later.

REMEMBER ME... takes one of the oldest stories in the world and gives it renewed, visceral force. Here are characters who spring from the page, brought to vivid life with exceptional empathy and insight into the workings of the heart and mind. And here, captured in intimate, telling detail, are the emotions that bind two people together, and the subtle shifts in thought and feeling that can prise them apart. This is a novel of great emotional intensity, which leaves an unforgettable impression.

Reviews

'All the craft and graft of good writing are here ... Be warned, the last few pages are unsentimental, lump-in-the-throat stuff, presaging the extended emotional hangover that is the aftermath of a terrific book.'
John Harding, Daily Mail

'This sequence of novels is one of the best and most ambitious things written in the last 20 years, and REMEMBER ME... is utterly absorbing. Melvyn Bragg is worth a host of more fashionable writers. He never shows off, but tells us how it is.'
Allan Massie, Scotsman Daring and brave

... With great skill and stunning insight, Bragg doesn't just tell a very tragic tale, he explores what it really means to love and be loved ... eclipses anything Bragg has written before Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror One can only applaud the seriousness, the humanity, the emotional honesty of the writing. Melvyn Bragg has added another forbidable chapter to one of the most distinguished literary series of recent times. David Robinson, Sunday Telegraph


About the Author

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Place in England, which was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the most recent being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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Publication date

5th February 2009

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780340951231

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