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Michel Faber moved to tears by adaptation of own novel

8th April 2011

Author Michel Faber was moved to tears after watching the TV adaptation of his novel The Crimson Petal and the White.

Writing in the Guardian, Faber said he rarely lets his emotions get the better of him, especially when it comes to novels and TV shows.

'Show me a tear-jerking movie, and I'll sit stony-faced, analysing the hell out of it,' he wrote.

However, when Faber was given a sneak preview of The Crimson Petal and the White, with producers sending him four DVDs containing the new production in an almost-finished state, he was left feeling, uncharacteristically, 'choked up'.

'I've just seen something on TV that I feel has its own artistic integrity and its own emotional power,' Faber concluded.

The Crimson Petal and the White is set in Victorian England and tells the story of a prostitute named Sugar, who is working on her own novel.

The title is inspired by an Alfred Lord Tennyson poem entitled 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal'.

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