Alison Light met the charismatic social historian, Raphael Samuel, in London in 1986. Within a year they were married.
Within ten, Raphael would be dead. Theirs was an attraction of opposites - he, twenty years her senior, from a Jewish Communist family with its roots in Russia and Eastern Europe, she from the English working class. In this chronicle of a passionate marriage, Alison Light peels back the layers of their time together, its intimacies and its estrangements.
A Radical Romance is a luminous account of love and loss, and a celebration of our transformative capacity to share our lives and change our selves.