DAUGHTER’S BOOK BAN ON BRAGG
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.’