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Woman in the Photograph

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It is a photograph she took of her best friend's death. 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 and tumultuous, passionate and - at times toxic - friendship begin to stir.
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An empowering, feminist and moving novel that will change the way you see the world.

1968. Veronica Moon, a junior photographer for a local newspaper, is frustrated by her (male) colleagues' failure to take her seriously. And then she meets Leonie on the picket line of the Ford factory at Dagenham. So begins a tumultuous, passionate and intoxicating friendship. Leonie is ahead of her time and fighting for women's equality with everything she has. She 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 ground-breaking career was cut short by one of the most famous photographs of the twentieth century.

Now, 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.

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ISBN 9781785768965
Published 11/07/2019
Binding Paperback
Pages 384
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The story of 20th and 21st-century feminism told through the life of one woman. This book follows the story of Veronic (Vee) Moon as she meets Leonie at the Dagenham picket line in the 1960s and becomes involved in her feminist ideas and social circle. The story follows their friendship over the years. We find out that a picture Veronica took of Leonie effectively ended her photographic career - why? There are all sorts of different voices, from Leonie's newspaper column, notes from an exhibition and lists of what else was happening at the time. The fascinating back-story is intercut with discoveries made by Erica, a modern researcher. It really makes you think both about how far we have come and how far we still have to go.
From: Felicity | 24/07/2019 14:04
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An empowering, feminist and moving novel that will change the way you see the world.

1968. Veronica Moon, a junior photographer for a local newspaper, is frustrated by her (male) colleagues' failure to take her seriously. And then she meets Leonie on the picket line of the Ford factory at Dagenham. So begins a tumultuous, passionate and intoxicating friendship. Leonie is ahead of her time and fighting for women's equality with everything she has. She 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 ground-breaking career was cut short by one of the most famous photographs of the twentieth century.

Now, 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.