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Meet the Author: Victoria Purman 'The Women's Pages'

When:
Thursday 10 September, 2020
Time:
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Topic:
Libraries
Type:
Author event
Audience:
Resident, Senior, Business, Visitor, Multicultural, Adult
Cost:
FREE
Bookings:
Required
Victoria Purman The Womens Pages

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 Tilly 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.

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...

Books available for sale thanks to Shakespeare's Bookshop, Blackwood

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1) Do not attend Marion Libraries if you or anyone in your group has any symptoms of cold or flu.

2) Keep 1.5 metres distance from others.

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Contacts

Name:
Tracey Noah
Telephone:
8375 6755

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