'Melvyn Bragg has added another formidable chapter to one of the most distinguished literary series of recent times' David Robson, Sunday Telegraph It was not love at first sight. It proved to be not much of a conversation...Nothing should have come of it. A passionate but ultimately tragic love affair starts when two students - one French, one English - meet at university at the beginning of the sixties. From its tentative early stages, the relationship develops into a life-changing one, whose profound impact continues to reverberate forty years later.Yet what did it say about the Natasha who had just recently begun to feel confident on her own? ... Like all forewarnings, the reality had wiped the floor with the predictions and only now, more than a year on, was she beginning to recover her body fully, ... On weekends he took charge in the mornings and went out to the park, into the Gardens or along the ... had been settled down they would eat supper and then sit for a while in the big battered armchairs either side of the electric fire.
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