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Josephine Butler’s Great Crusade-bookcover

By: Mark Batey

Josephine Butler’s Great Crusade

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Josephine Butler… one of the world’s most influential social reformers… but chances are, you’ve never heard of her.

Welcome to Victorian Britain. Meet Josey, a Northumbrian lass, blissfully married to George, a brilliant teacher. When a shocking tragedy shatters their family life, she transforms herself into a tireless champion of women’s rights.

The crusade takes her into every corner of Britain and exposes a harrowing underworld in the great capitals of Europe too. What is the crusade’s aim, and what gruesome trials and tribulations must Josephine endure in its pursuit?

Discover Josephine’s opponents and allies, why she never gives up, and how her legacy continues more than a century later to shape today’s world.

This new dramatisation of her amazing true story is not for the squeamish or faint-hearted.

Mark Batey was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne. As a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge, he chaired the college film society, and after five years in advertising, he forged a career in the film industry. This included three years at the BFI and two decades running FDA, the trade association for UK film distributors—the pivotal companies that acquire, promote and release films to audiences.

He wrote stories from his childhood. Throughout his career in film, he scripted articles, speeches and reports, and is thrilled now to be creating longer-form narratives.

His first book was Grace, the life story of Northumberland’s sea-rescue heroine, Grace Darling. It was reviewed in The Ambler (in Northumberland) as “well-researched, informative, exciting and complete” and attracted further five-star write-ups. His second book, Warbird, told of a Nazi plot to destroy the radar system giving early warning of hostile aircraft to RAF pilots in the Battle of Britain. called Warbird “a masterpiece of historical fiction… had me enraptured.” It was followed by Starfish, a contemporary espionage thriller unfolding in Berlin and the UK.

He divides his time between Northumberland and London.

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