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The Women's Pages

The Women's Pages

by Victoria Purman
Paperback
Publication Date: 02/06/2021

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From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women.


Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins.

The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of tens of thousands of Australian women. The armaments factories are making washing machines instead of bullets and war correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her - where she struggles to write advice on fashion and make-up.

As Sydney swells with returning servicemen and the city bustles back to post-war life, Tilly finds her world is anything but normal. As she desperately waits for word of her prisoner-of-war husband, she begins to research stories about the lives of the underpaid and overworked women who live in her own city. Those whose war service has been overlooked; the freedom and independence of their war lives lost to them.

Meanwhile Tilly's waterside worker father is on strike, and her best friend Mary is struggling to cope with the stranger her own husband has become since being liberated from Changi a broken man. As strikes rip the country apart and the news from abroad causes despair, matters build to a heart-rending crescendo. Tilly realises that for her the war may have ended, but the fight is just beginning...




PRAISE

'A richly crafted novel that graphically depicts life during those harrowing years. A touching tale and an enthralling read.' -Reader's Digest

'A powerful and moving book.' -Canberra Weekly
ISBN:
9781867208020
9781867208020
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
02-06-2021
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
200x130x33mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Victoria Purman

Victoria Purman is a multi-published, award-nominated, Amazon Kindle bestselling author.

She has worked in and around the media for nearly thirty years as an ABC television and radio journalist, a speechwriter to a Premier, political adviser, editor, media adviser and a communications and marketing consultant.

She is a regular guest at writers festivals, has been nominated for a number of readers' choice awards, has mentored other authors and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

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