Nowra library is pleased to host an author talk by award-nominated bestselling author Victoria Purman.
Her latest book titled The Land Girls is set in Melbourne in 1942 when war has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future.
For spinster Flora Thomas, however, nothing much has changed. Tending her dull office job and beloved brother and father, as well as knitting socks for the troops, leaves her relatively content. Then one day a stranger gives her brother a white feather and Flora's anger propels her out of her safe life and into the vineyards of the idyllic Mildura countryside, a member of the Australian Women's Land Army.
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There she meets Betty, a 17-year-old former shopgirl keen to do her bit for the war effort and support her beloved, and the unlikely Lilian, a well-to-do Adelaide girl fleeing her overbearing family and the world's expectations for her. As the Land Girls embrace their new world of close-knit community and backbreaking work, they begin to find pride in their roles. More than that, they start to find a kind of liberation. For Flora, new friendships and the singular joy derived from working the land offer new meaning to her life, and even the possibility of love.
Victoria will visit Nowra Library on June 6 at 5.30. Books will be for sale after her talk. Register your attendance at shoalhavenlibraries.com.au/events or by phoning 4429 3705.