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Lunch with Kate Legge at Montalto


“That’s also what I’ve tried to understand in looking at affairs. I mean I’ve never had one myself, so I have to read about them and do some research. The chance that people take where a sultry glance can become a stolen kiss or a salacious aside can tip into a full-blown affair because there was a chance, a rare chance, an excitement, an intimacy.” – Kate Legge. 

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In her latest work of non-fiction, renowned journalist and author Kate Legge turns her attention to the oft-taboo topic of infidelity. Drawing from her own experiences, Legge’s Infidelity and Other Affairs critically examines the concept of lifelong monogamy and explores whether the urge to be unfaithful can be considered a hereditary trait. 

In June, Legge joined radio producer and presenter Elizabeth McCarthy for an intimate lunch and thought-provoking conversation at Red Hill’s acclaimed winery Montalto. Together they unpacked Legge’s latest work, reflecting on the process of bringing personal experiences to the page, and the complexities of modern relationships and inherited histories. 


Presented in partnership with Montalto. 

The event was recorded on Friday 16 June 2023 at Montalto. 

Featured music is Violet Sky (Instrumental Version) by PHELLO. 

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