DAUGH­TER’S BOOK BAN ON BRAGG

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ARTS broad­caster Melvyn Bragg’s daugh­ter Marie-Elsa brings out her de­but novel, To­wards Mell­break, next month and she has banned him from see­ing a preview copy.

‘Poor dad still has not read it,’ con­fesses Marie- Elsa, a duty chap­lain of West­min­ster Abbey. The novel is set in Cum­bria where Lord Bragg has based his own books.

‘It was im­por­tant. I’m the next gen­er­a­tion down of Cum­brian writ­ers. He does things his way and I need to be clear it is ab­so­lutely my voice. I want to do well by Cum­bria and ex­press my Cum­brian her­itage the best way I can.

‘He un­der­stood I just needed to do my own thing.’

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