The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman

The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman

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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
Article Number:
169098
Author:
Victoria Purman
Brand Name:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
9781867208020
Number of Pages:
400
Product Contains:
BPB
Product Depth:
3.3 cm
Product Height:
20.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.361 kg
Product Width:
13.0 cm
Published:
07.07.2021
Publisher:
Harlequin
Release Date:
Wed Jul 07 00:00:00 AEST 2021
Product details
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
Specification
Article Number:
169098
Author:
Victoria Purman
Brand Name:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
9781867208020
Number of Pages:
400
Product Contains:
BPB
Product Depth:
3.3 cm
Product Height:
20.0 cm
Product Weight:
0.361 kg
Product Width:
13.0 cm
Published:
07.07.2021
Publisher:
Harlequin
Release Date:
Wed Jul 07 00:00:00 AEST 2021