The Women's Pages

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Harlequin Enterprises (Australia) Pty, Limited, Sep 2, 2020 - Australian fiction - 416 pages
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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...

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The Women’s Pages is another captivating novel of historical fiction from best-selling author, Victoria Purman. Set in Sydney, Australia as World War II draws to a close, Tilly Galloway is an official ... Read full review

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Victoria Purman is an Australian top ten and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Her most recent book, The Women's Pages , was an Australian bestseller, as were her novels The Land Girls and The Last of the Bonegilla Girls . Her earlier novel The Three Miss Allens was a USA Today bestseller. She is a regular guest at writers festivals, a mentor and workshop presenter and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.To find out more, visit Victoria on her website, victoriapurman.comYou can also follow her on Facebook or Instagram ( @victoriapurmanauthor ) and Twitter ( @VictoriaPurman )

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