Friday, 4 September 2020

Friday Freebie Book Giveaway: The Women's Pages by Victoria Purman

 I was hoping to have my copy finished so I could post a review with this giveaway but alas that isn't to be the case although I am enjoying Tilly's Story immensely.

 


The Women's Pages
by
Victoria Purman
 

 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...
 
I have one paperback copy to give away. Entry is to Australian addresses only and closes at midnight on Wednesday 9th September.
 
The Women's Pages is The Book Stack Facebook Group book of the month. You can join the group here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBookStack
 
Entry via the form below:
 

36 comments:

  1. Melaniejbowers@hotmail.com4 September 2020 at 11:23

    Oh I can't wait for this book. So jealous of everyone having it and reading it!!!

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  2. I was spewing I missed out on this @ the Book stack , it sounds right up my alley, thank you for the chance to Win :)

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  3. Would love to read this ��

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  4. Thanks would love you read this

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  5. What an awesome book to be giving away! I missed out on getting this as book review so am on the lookout in my local stores. To win one would be even better! Thanks for the chance!

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  6. Love to read this as I enjoy reading any books about Women in World War 1 or 2.

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    1. Good luck in the giveaway. I also love reading books set during WWI & WWII.

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  7. Fingers crossed for this one. I tried before. Sounds like it is a nice read.

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  8. Wow what a great prize, and fabulous read 😊

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  9. This sounds like an interesting book!

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  10. This sounds very intriguing. We seem to have a wealth of great Australian authors at the moment.

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    1. I've been reading so much more from Aussie authors. They write great books.

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  11. Would love a copy, sounds like a great read 😃

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  12. Thus sounds like a very interesting book and thank you for the opportunity to win a copy 🙂

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  13. Sounds like a great story, it’s a bit like a history class which I missed out on at school. I would have liked to have read up on post WWII at school.

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  14. I am hearing so much about this book. I would love to read it!

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  15. Sounds fascinating, anything relating to wwII generally piques my interest!

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    1. I'm a big fan of WWII novels too. Good luck in the giveaway.

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