Love Without End (Kobo eBook)
“Bragg brilliantly re-imagines the legendary love story of Heloise and Abelard, uniting the middle ages and today in this thrilling novel.” —Antonia Fraser, national bestselling author of The Case of the Married Woman
The tale Heloise and Abelard has captivated the attentions of romantics since the twelfth century. Heloise was a woman beyond her time: educated, fierce, and unafraid to be herself. When Peter Abelard, a radical philosopher determined to reform the archaic practices of the Church from within, becomes her private tutor, the attraction is overwhelming. Their passionate love affair soon becomes dangerous, as enemies and opportunists hide in every shadow.
In the twenty-first century, Arthur, a historian and author, roams the city of Paris to step into the shoes of Peter Abelard, to understand his true reasoning for abandoning Heloise. Needing to discuss his hypothesis and hoping to reconcile, Arthur invites his estranged daughter, Julia, to join him in the city of lights. But Julia could care less about lovers long dead; she is on a mission to discover the truth about her parents, and why her father left.
Told in alternating narratives that transcend centuries, Love Without End delivers an unflinching look into relationships, fractured and whole, to discover the true nature of love in all its forms.
**“Best thing [Melvyn Bragg has] done . . . Tremendously passionate. Sexy and thoughtful.” —Ken Follett, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
“A fictionalized account of legendary star-crossed lovers Heloise and Abelard unfolds in tandem with the struggles of its author, an academic named Arthur . . . it all comes together in a rich tapestry of devotion in its many guises.” —The Guardian