Author(s): Emma Chapman
He walks into the living room and June is dead. He centres her, checking the light. Focusing, he clicks the shutter. He'll ask himself later, if he knew. It's easy to say that he had acted without thinking, out of instinct. Rook Henderson is an award-winning photographer, still carrying the hidden scars of war. Now, suddenly, he is also a widower. Leaving his son Ralph to pick up the pieces, Rook flies to Vietnam for the first time in fifty years, escaping to the landscape of a place he once knew so well. But when Ralph follows him out there, seeking answers from the father he barely knows, Rook is forced to unwind 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 ...Gripping, evocative and unforgettable, The Last Photograph is a story of a life shaped by trauma and love - and the secrets that make us who we are.
The enthralling new novel from the highly acclaimed author of How To Be A Good Wife.
Evocative, harrowing...Emma Chapman tackles the big subjects of love and war with aplomb Tatler
Emma Chapman was born in 1985 and grew up in Manchester. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, followed by an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, and now lives in North Yorkshire. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, How To Be A Good Wife, was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. While researching The Last Photograph in Vietnam, Emma set up a charity called Vietnam Volunteer Teachers (www.vietnamvolunteerteachers.com) to bring native English speakers to remote areas of the country.