Victoria Purman (The Radio Hour) in Conversation with Michelle Barraclough

From the bestselling author of The Nurses’ War comes this charming, funny, pointed look at the golden years of radio broadcasting in post-war Australia, celebrating the extraordinary unseen women who wrote the radio plays that held a nation captive. For readers of Lessons in Chemistry.

The story features Martha Berry, 50 years old, single, and working for the ABC in radio, immediately prior to the advent of TV. It is an industry hugely biased towards men, where women must lose their jobs if they marry. Martha manages to make her mark but she is one of the lucky ones.

Avalon Library presents Victoria-Purman-The-Radio-Hour-in-Conversation-with-Michelle-Barraclough


When: Tuesday June 4, 2024  @ 5.45pm

Where: Room 4, Avalon Rec Centre

Cost: Tickets $10

Book online by clicking here or from the Avalon Library (02 8495 5080)

Radio Hour

Victoria Purman is an Australian top ten and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Her latest book The Radio Hour is out now.

Her historical fiction books A Woman’s Work, The Nurses’ War, The Women’s Pages, The Land Girls and The Last of the Bonegilla Girls have all been Australian bestsellers. Her earlier novel The Three Miss Allens was a USA Today bestseller.


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