The suicide of Melyvn Bragg’s first wife, when Marie-Elsa was just six years old, cast a long shadow that forged an unbreakable bond between father and daughter. Now, many years later, Marie-Elsa returns to that night. In a unique mix of prose and poetry, written partly as a series of unsent letters to both her mother and father, Sleeping Letters is a way of connecting to past family, an attempt to reconcile with loss, as well as a radical exploration of Marie-Elsa’s own faith. Marie-Elsa will be in conversation with Marnie Summerfield-Smith.

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Sleeping Letters

Marie-Elsa's new book Sleeping letters was written on silent retreat. In this environment and companioned by the ritual of the Eucharist and monastic hours of silence, she was able to face the family tragedy of the death of her mother when she was only six years old....

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Marie-Elsa Launches New Monthly Newsletter

The subscription will give readers brief highlights of her thoughts and ideas around theology, Jewish and Christian mysticism, tradition, ritual, interfaith and spirituality. You can sign up for the free newsletter below.

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