Marie-Elsa Roche Bragg is half French, half Cumbrian and was brought up in London. She is an author, priest, therapist and Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey. Her first novel, Towards Mellbreak, is about four generations of a quiet hill farming family on the North Western fells of Cumbria. Her second book, Sleeping Letters will be published by Chatto in November 2019. It is the description of the ritual of the Eucharist alongside a compilation of poetry, memoir and fragments of unsent letters. Marie-Elsa has contributed articles and interviews for papers such as the Telegraph and the Church Times; Radio pieces for BBC Radio 4 and interviews for literary festivals and Story Vault Films.