I was sitting enjoying a coffee outside a shopping arcade in Bath and noticed this lady sitting over the road from me on the steps of a church. She was gazing fixedly at the cover of the book in her hands. I watched her for some time before deciding I wanted a shot of her and had time to retrieve my camera from its bag and change the lens to a telephoto whilst she continued to sit mesmerised and unmoving.  The shot is rife with stories, if we so chose to indulge them, and remains a favourite for that reason. The title of the book was ‘Ten Steps to Happiness’.

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