Heloise & Abelard

Heloise & Abelard

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Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet- the names of Heloise and Abelard stand beside those in the register of 'great lovers'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861974825
  • 9781861974822

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'A great story' Douglas Johnson, The Spectator 'The most striking part of the book is its modernity ... Burge achieves something truly difficult: he reminds us that, for Abelard and Heloise, their world was as new, risky and unpredictable as ours is.' Ann Wroe, Sunday Times 'Burge is excellent at empathy. He keeps you alive to the agony of Abelard ... [and] makes a moving, likeable document of an extraordinary love.' Alice Ferrebe, Scotland on Sunday 'Intelligent, clearly written, and, perhaps inevitably, heart-rending ... Burge is rather in love with Heloise himself: she writes, thinks and feels exquisitely' Murragh O'Brien, Independent on Sunday 'Burge opens up this tale with great sympathy and directness' Frances Spalding, Daily Mailshow more

About James Burge

James Burge is a TV producer and journalist who lives in London and France.show more

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304 ratings
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4 44% (133)
3 23% (70)
2 5% (14)
1 4% (11)
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