The Radio Hour by Victoria Purman coming May 2024


The Radio Hour by Victoria Purman

The Radio Hour coming May 2024

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. Martha Berry is fifty-years old, a spinster, and one of an army of… Read more

New book coming April 2023

I’m so excited to reveal the cover for my new novel, A Woman’s Work, which is being published in April 2023. It’s set in 1956 and is about two women who enter the Australian Women’s Weekly cookery competition… The astonishingly rich prize of the 1956 Australian Women’s Weekly cookery competition offers two women the possibility of… Read more


The Nurses’ War

Available now where all good books are sold. There is more than one way to fight a war…An extraordinary story of grit, love and loss, based on the true history and real experiences of Australian nurses in World War 1. In 1915, as World War 1 rages in Europe and the numbers of dead and… Read more



The Radio Hour by Victoria Purman

New book out May 1st

The Last of the Bonegilla Girls by Victoria Purman Australian author
The Three Miss Allens by Victoria Purman


I'm so thrilled to announce some of my book launch dates! These are for the SA events - if you're in NSW, Queensland or the ACT, stay tuned!We'd love you to book (the events are free but they like to know how many are coming for space reasons) and links to the libraries' booking sites are posted in the comments.Wed May 1st Marion Cultural Centre 6:15pm with Tricia StringerSat May 4th 10:45am at Ngutungka West Lakes Library Mon May 6th 2pm Murray Bridge Library Wed May 8 5:45pm Howling Owl Bar + Dymocks Adelaide with Amy T MatthewsThurs May 9th 6:45pm Mawson Lakes Library Tues May 14th 6:15pm Mt Barker Library with Bronwyn Stuart Romance AuthorWed May 15th 1:45 Naracoorte Library Wed May 15th 6:45pm Mt Gambier Library Thurs May 16th 10:15 Millicent Library ... See MoreSee Less
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