The Resource The women's pages [Kiosk], Victoria Purman

The women's pages [Kiosk], Victoria Purman

Label
The women's pages [Kiosk]
Title
The women's pages [Kiosk]
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Purman
Title variation
womens pages
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10872287
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purman, Victoria
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Labor unions
  • Stevedores
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Australian fiction
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Label
The women's pages [Kiosk], Victoria Purman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9781489273987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The women's pages [Kiosk], Victoria Purman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9781489273987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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