Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford audiobook

Radio Girls

By Sarah-Jane Stratford
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Blackstone Publishing 9780451475565
12.00 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781538402504

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Riveting historical fiction that brings to life early British radio, and one woman who finds her voice working with the brilliant BBC staff London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary with the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio—still new and electrifying—is captivating the nation. Soon Maisie is gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts with famous writers and politicians, but she’s also caught up in a growing conflict between her two bosses, John Reith, the formidable director-general of the BBC, and Hilda Matheson, director of the hugely popular Talks programming. But when Maisie unearths a shocking conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air … and then face the dangerous consequences of telling the truth for a living.

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Summary

Summary

Riveting historical fiction that brings to life early British radio, and one woman who finds her voice working with the brilliant BBC staff

London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary with the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio—still new and electrifying—is captivating the nation. Soon Maisie is gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts with famous writers and politicians, but she’s also caught up in a growing conflict between her two bosses, John Reith, the formidable director-general of the BBC, and Hilda Matheson, director of the hugely popular Talks programming. But when Maisie unearths a shocking conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air … and then face the dangerous consequences of telling the truth for a living.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If the early days of the BBC sound like a recipe for hitting the snooze button, think again. Sarah-Jane Stratford’s crackerjack historical novel Radio Girls smartly tunes in to the beginnings of Britain’s broadcasting behemoth….Radio Girls is a hit.” USAToday.com
“A highly detailed narrative and well-fleshed characters set the stage for this unique, early twentieth-century story.” Historical Novels Review
“A delightfully literary historical fiction book about the early days of the BBC.” Broadly
“A bright, appealing novel about the early days of the BBC and the women behind its brilliant programming…. [The] depiction of female friendship and support is one of the great strengths of Stratford’s novel, which so capably describes its characters’ thirst for knowledge, for information of all kinds. An intoxicating look inside a world of innovative new media.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah-Jane Stratford

Author Bio: Sarah-Jane Stratford

Sarah-Jane Stratford is an author and essayist who has written for the Guardian, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, Salon, and Guernica, among others. She is also a member of WAM! (Women, Action, and the Media).

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English