Stephanie Butland – The Woman in the Photograph

Thursday 21st November

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Sometimes an image captures more than just a moment.


Veronica Moon, a junior photographer on a local paper, is frustrated by her (male) colleagues’ failure to take her seriously. Until she meets Leonie on the picket line at Dagenham Ford Factory. So begins a tumultuous, passionate and intoxicating friendship. Ahead of her time and fighting for women’s equality with everything she has, Leonie offers Veronica an exciting, free life at the dawn of a great change.

Fifty years later, Leonie is gone, and Veronica leads a reclusive life. Her once promising career was shockingly and abruptly ended by one of the most famous photographs of the twentieth century. A photograph that she took.

Now, as that controversial picture hangs as the centrepiece of a new feminist exhibition curated by Leonie’s niece, long-repressed memories of Veronica’s extraordinary life begin to stir. It’s time to break her silence and step back into the light.

An empowering, feminist and moving novel that will change the way you see the world.

About Stephanie Butland

Stephanie Butland lives near the sea in the North East of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden. Researching her novels has turned her into an occasional performance poet and tango dancer. Her previous novels include Lost for Words and The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae.