Before the Internet and cell phones.
Before women were seen as being more than secretaries.
RADIO GIRLS takes us back to the era of the wireless radio and the BBC. Loved the history. Loved learning about the development of radio, the shows, and hearing that some listeners were afraid of the wireless.
The time period is authentically portrayed, and Hilda Matheson, a real historical figure, is one of the main characters. Hilda Matheson was The Director of Talks at the BBC and always had very interesting people on her show.
Maisie was another main character and also a terrific character. I enjoyed her spunk and how she carried out her harried, but enjoyable job every day.
RADIO GIRLS was a pleasant, educational read. The cover is quite charming and drew me in immediately.
Anyone who enjoys the era between WWI and WWII and sharing the lives of women and their fashionable clothing and lifestyles will thoroughly enjoy RADIO GIRLS. All the glitz and glamour of the era shines through as you learn the history of the BBC. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.
I always think it is good to read of this time and realise how times have changed. This sounds good and i like a spunky character.ReplyDelete
She is pretty spunky.Delete
I do enjoy going back in time, but wouldn't know what to do without my electronics. :)
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Great review, Elizabeth. I"ll be looking for this one, it sounds like it is right up my alley.ReplyDelete
I do think you will really enjoy it, Alex.Delete
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I love to read about trailblazing women so I think I'd like this too.ReplyDelete
I think you would like it too, Kathy.Delete
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Great review. Sounds worth checking out!ReplyDelete
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Oh, it does sound like a lovely story and one I think I'd enjoy as well. Great review! :)ReplyDelete
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I enjoyed the characters a lot.Delete
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I like this era of history - sounds like a great novel.ReplyDelete
I loved seeing how women had to live in boarding houses and all the restrictions that we definitely would not put up with today. :)Delete
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Yes, those restrictions were also shown in the Bess Crawford books (by Charles Todd) - about a WWI British nurse.Delete
Oh yes...I love the Bess Crawford mysteries.Delete
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The cover would pull me in too- I love things set in the past.ReplyDelete
The cover is awesome.Delete
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This sounds like a book I'm sure to enjoy. I can remember when radio was a major source of entertainment in our household - back in the days when TV was not available 24/7, broadcasting only a few hours a day.ReplyDelete
Love the cover and era,and interested in learning about the radio and the BBC, so definitely adding this book to my TBR pile.
It was quite interesting how things developed. :)Delete
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ENJOY when you read the book.
Love the title, the topic, and the cover art! My sisters and I loved lying in front of the radio on the dining room floor with pillows we swiped off the sofa while we listened to the afternoon stories as Mother cooked supper.ReplyDelete
We would do the same. You would think we would have helped mom with making supper.Delete
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