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Title: Radio Girls
Authors: Stratford, Sarah-Jane
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 447
Year: 2016
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Language: English
Description: Just in the nick of time, almost down-and-out Maisie Musgrave is appointed as a secretary at the newly established British Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC. These are exciting times, the 1920s, and the advent of the new technology of radio coincides with new opportunities for women. Under the mentorship of her boss Hilda Matheson, Maisie is able to aspire to a career, even as political forces continue to conspire against such lofty ambition.

Explicitly based on many real events and people, this is a fascinating story of the early days of radio and the changing world tuning into its airwaves.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I really enjoyed this book. It was very interesting to learn about early radio and how women were treated."

"An interesting insight into 1920s Britain, as well as it being a well-told tale."

"This is quite the best book I've reviewed this year."

"It has an easy style, engaging characters, skilful blend of fact and fiction and an original subject area – it all works very well."

"The pace was good, characters well written, with moments of humour and heartache."

"The author is very open about what is fact and what is not, which is an important feature in a book like this."

"There are heaps of famous figures in the book who give talks or interviews. Examples are Vita Sackville West and Virginia Wolfe."

Categories: Fiction, Faction, Feminism, Historical, England, 2019 Titles

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