Wendy Moore – Jack and Eve

Tickets £10.50/£8.50



Vera Holme, known as Jack, left a career as a cross-dressing actress to become chauffeur to Emmeline Pankhurst. Eve Haverfield was the daughter of a Scottish baron. The pair met in 1909, fell in love and became public faces of the suffragettes, enduring Prison for the cause. During World War One they carved radical new paths, driving emergency vehicles, running military hospitals and bearing arms. Throughout, they refused to compromise on their sexuality, and stay ‘forthright, flamboyant and proud’. Wendy Moore uses Jack and Eve’s remarkable story to examine the suffragette movement, the work of women in war and lesbian identity in the twentieth century.

Chaired by Gerry Foley



‘Once more, Wendy Moore proves she is unrivalled when it comes to shining a light on history’s hidden figures. In JACK AND EVE, Moore gives us not one but two genuine trailblazers whose lives are worthy of a Hollywood biopic. This is nonfiction at its best.’ – Lindsey Fitzharris, author of THE FACEMAKER


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Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email: boxoffice@queenshall.co.uk.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Hexham Library

Location 2

Queen's Hall Art Centre


27 Apr 2024


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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