Marie-Elsa Bragg and The Levelling
Friday 23 from 19h00 to 22h00
Marie Elsa Bragg will be discussing her writing journey and her debut novel, Towards Mellbreak. Marie Elsa’s fascinating career includes periods as a ballet dancer, Anglican priest, therapist and even a lecturer. The book follows a family of Cumbrian hill farmers over the generations and the challenges they face. It was inspired by her own childhood on the fells with her father, broadcaster Melvin Bragg, and his family. Poetic, beautiful and tragic, it gives an account of the struggle to preserve traditions and beliefs in the face of change. Marie Elsa will be signing copies of her novel after the event.
Following this event is a film screening of The Levelling to tie in with the themes of Towards Mellbreak.
A stunning debut feature by writer-director Hope Dickson Leach starring Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones) and David Troughton (Radio 4’s The Archers, Dr Who).
Clover (Kendrick) returns to her family farm after the mysterious suicide of her brother, Harry. Against the backdrop of the floods that devastated her home, Clover confronts her estranged father, Aubrey (Troughton), attempting to uncover the truth. Shadowed by ill-remembered conflicts and unspoken regrets, the pair set out to heal their fractious yet still loving relationship.
All proceeds to go to Delph Library
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