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‘Sleeping Letters’ (Chatto £12.99) by Marie-Elsa Bragg is moving, challenging and hauntingly beautiful. When the author was six, her mother (an artist and the wife of broadcaster Melvyn Bragg) committed suicide. This exquisite book chronicles the quest to process a grief that can never end. Poignant prose and intense spiritual meditations connect Marie-Elsa Bragg (an Anglican priest) with both her parents, forgiving both the living and the dead. This is one I shall return to again and again.’
Bel Mooney

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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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