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The Women's Pages

The Women's Pages (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Purman, Victoria

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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 thousan...ds 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 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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ISBN 9781489273987
Published AU 2 Sep 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
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ISBN-13 9781489273987
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HQ Fiction
Published 2 Sep 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Purman, Victoria
Category Sagas
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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