An Evening with Victoria Purman

Join ‘Read List’ featured author Victoria Purman chats with local author Maya Linnell about her new novel The Women’s Pages, on the big screen. The Women’s Pages is a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women.

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.

Victoria Purman is an Australian top ten and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Her previous novels include bestseller The Land Girls, The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, a novel based on her mother's post-war migration to Australia and The Three Miss Allen’s which became 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.

Libraries After Dark - Special Event
An evening with Victoria Purman (hosted by Maya Linnell)

Thursday 21 January
Portland Library
7.00pm – 8.30pm

FREE event, limited numbers
Bookings essential, phone 5522 2265

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