Book Club event with Emma Chapman

Join author Emma Chapman as she discusses her new book, The Last Photograph, a novel about a British photojournalist’s experiences during the Vietnam War.  Included in the ticket price is a hardback copy of the book (RRP 14.99).  Come along to the event to hear Emma talk about finding inspiration and her research in Vietnam, and to ask her your questions.

Emma Chapman is a British novelist living in Nunnington.  Her first novel, How To Be A Good Wife, was published internationally to critical acclaim in 2013, with reviews in The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, amongst others.  Hilary Mantel called it ‘an impressive debut from a writer who shows insight and power’.  She was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and has featured on Radio 4’s Open Book.

Her new novel, The Last Photograph, explores the life of Rook Henderson, an award-winning photojournalist, still carrying the hidden scars of war.  When his wife dies suddenly, Rook flies to Vietnam for the first time in fifty years, escaping to the landscape of a place he once knew so well and leaving his son Ralph to pick up the pieces.

But when Ralph follows him out there, seeking answers from the father he barely knows, Rook is forced to retrace his past: his childhood in Yorkshire, his life in London in the 1960s and his marriage to the unforgettable June – and to ask himself what price he has paid for a life behind the lens...

Presented by Ryedale Festival and HAC

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