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              Books by Victoria Purman

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              The Nurses' War

              The Nurses' War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $35.00
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              There is more than one way of fighting a war...An extraordinary story of grit, love and loss, based the true history and real experiences of the Australian nurses in World War 1.

              ISBN 9781867207764
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Three Miss Allens

              The Three Miss Allens (Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $16.14
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              From a bestselling Australian author comes a compelling narrative set in the 1930s and modern-day South Australia. How much of who we are is destiny and how much is chance? In 1934, the three Miss Allens - Ruby, Adeline and Clara - arrive in the seaside town of Remarkable Bay for... their annual summer holiday. It's the last time they'll spend summer as a family. Adeline is engaged, Ruby is weighing up an offer, and Clara is just eighteen and about to start her life. But by summer's end, the lives they have known will change irrevocably and a mysterious secret will tear the family apart. Eighty-two years later, Ruby's great-granddaughter Roma Harris moves to the now sleepy Remarkable Bay, retreating from tragedy. Roma's distant cousin Addy arrives too, fleeing a life with too much drama. It's only when the women discover an old guest book that they start asking questions about the mysterious third Miss Allen. Who was she? Why has she disappeared from the family's history? If they solve this mystery from their past, could it change their futures?
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              ISBN 9781867208136
              Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
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              Nobody But Him
                 

              Nobody But Him (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $44.99
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              At eighteen, Julia Jones left for the city with a head full of grand plans for an exciting life that certainly didn't include her home town of Middle Point (a main street with a pub) - or Ryan Blackburn. But fifteen years and a lifetime later, she's forced to put her big city lif...e on hold when she heads home to finalise her mother's estate. Whic...
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              ISBN 9781459688476
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Summer Love

              Summer Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria; Schwartz, Jenny; Darragh, Lea

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
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              Our Kind Of Love -- Victoria Purman Dr Anna Morelli rarely makes mistakes. But this one is big, bordering on huge. Somewhere between sunset and sunrise at the simple beachside wedding of two old friends, she's cried in the ladies bathroom, danced to too many ABBA songs and surviv...ed the best, knock-your-socks-off one night stand in recorded history. Has she gone crazy? She's supposed to be running from the disasters in her life, not creating more. Award winning journalist Joe Blake is back in Middle Point to lick his wounds after being dumped by his wife and sacked from his Sydney job on the same day. But after one incredible night with Anna, he finds he'll need all his investigative skills to figure out why she won't give in to their sizzling chemistry Kiss It Better -- Jenny Schwartz All Cassie Freedom wants to do is save the world. But her dream of nursing in Africa is shattered, and she returns home to Jardin Bay, where she is surrounded by reminders of her broken dreams. Dr. Theo Morrigan knows exactly how he wants to live his life -- until an old secret resurfaces and rocks his whole world. Suddenly, the man who needed no one needs a broken-hearted nurse, and a nurse who thinks she's lost herself will start to find her own strength. This Love -- Lea Darragh Eighteen months ago Emmy was devastated when her fiance, Ethan, was killed by a speeding driver on the way to their wedding. She has only just started to put her life back to together in the quiet coastal town of Cobbler's Cove. Then she meets Jack Archer--the new chef at the restaurant she is working at. When Emmy finds herself falling for Jack, she begins to question her love for Ethan. Tortured by the past and scared of the future, does she have the strength to move on?
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              ISBN 9781489227232
              Published NZ 19 Dec 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
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              The Land Girls

              The Land Girls (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By Purman, Victoria; Read by Vuletic, Jennifer

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds by bestselling author of The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, Victoria Purman. It was never just a man's war... Melbourne,1942 War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. For spinste...r 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. 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 theworld'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. But as the clouds of war darken the horizon, and their fears for loved ones - brothers, husbands, lovers - fighting at the front grow, the Land Girls' hold on their world and their new-found freedoms is fragile. Even if they make it through unscathed, they will not come through unchanged...
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              ISBN 9781460792810
              Published NZ 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls

              The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Purman, Victoria; Read by Vuletic, Jennifer

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The war is over, but their fight for a new life in Australia is about to begin ... 1954: When 16-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla M...igrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with the feisty Greek Vasiliki; quiet Italian Iliana; and the adventurous Frances, the daughter of the camp's director. In this vibrant and growing country, the Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever-present sorrow. So when a ghost from the past reaches out for Elizabeta and threatens to pull her back into the shadows, there is nothing that her friends wouldn't do to keep her safe. But secrets have a way of making themselves known and lies have a way of changing everything they touch. Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or has it finally come to claim them?
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              ISBN 9781460796740
              Published NZ 16 May 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Women's Pages
               

              The Women's Pages (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Purman, Victoria; Read by Vuletic, Jennifer

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of tens of thousands of Australian women. The armaments factories are making washing machines instead of bullets and war correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been... forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her - where she struggles to write advice on fashion and make up. As Sydney swells with returning servicemen and the city bustles back to post-war life, Tilly finds her world is anything but normal. As she desperately waits for word of her prisoner-of-war husband, she begins to research stories about the lives of the underpaid and overworked women who live in her own city. Those whose war service has been overlooked; the freedom and independence of their war lives lost to them. Meanwhile Tilly's waterside worker father is on strike, and her best friend Mary is struggling to cope with the stranger her own husband has become since liberated from Changi, a broken man. As strikes rip the country apart and the news from abroad causes despair, matters build to a heart-rending crescendo. Tilly realises that for her the war may have ended, but the fight is just beginning ...
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              ISBN 9781460783368
              Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Women's Pages

              The Women's Pages (Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $21.84
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              From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women. Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of tens of thousan...ds of Australian women. The armaments factories are making washing machines instead of bullets and war correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her - where she struggles to write advice on fashion and make-up. As Sydney swells with returning servicemen and the city bustles back to post-war life, Tilly finds her world is anything but normal. As she desperately waits for word of her prisoner-of-war husband, she begins to research stories about the lives of the underpaid and overworked women who live in her own city. Those whose war service has been overlooked; the freedom and independence of their war lives lost to them. Meanwhile Tilly's waterside worker father is on strike, and her best friend Mary is struggling to cope with the stranger her own husband has become since being liberated from Changi a broken man. As strikes rip the country apart and the news from abroad causes despair, matters build to a heart-rending crescendo. Tilly realises that for her the war may have ended, but the fight is just beginning... PRAISE 'A richly crafted novel that graphically depicts life during those harrowing years. A touching tale and an enthralling read.' Reader's Digest 'A powerful and moving book.' Canberra Weekly
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              ISBN 9781867208020
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
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              The Nurses' War

              The Nurses' War (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Purman, Victoria; Read by Vuletic, Jennifer

              • RRP: $54.99
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              In 1915, as World War I rages in Europe and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow, Australian nurse, Sister Cora Barker, leaves her home in Australia for England, determined to use her skills for King and Country. When she arrives at Harefield House she helps transform... it into a hospital that is also a little piece of home. As the months pass, her mission to save diggers' lives becomes more urgent as the darkest months of the war see injured soldiers from the battlefields of France and Belgium flood into Harefield in the thousands. When the hospital sends out a desperate call for help, a quiet young seamstress from the village, Jessie Chester, steps up as a volunteer. At the hospital she meets Private Bert Mott, but the looming threat of his return to the Front hangs over them. Could her first love be her first heartbreak? The nurses war is a war against despair and death, fought with science and love rather than mustard gas and fear - but can they possibly win it? And what will be the cost?
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              ISBN 9781460741115
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2022
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              999 In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Nurses' War
               

              The Nurses' War (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Purman, Victoria; Read by Vuletic, Jennifer

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
              • Save $8.25
              • In Stock At Supplier

              In 1915, as World War I rages in Europe and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow, Australian nurse, Sister Cora Barker, leaves her home in Australia for England, determined to use her skills for King and Country. When she arrives at Harefield House she helps transform... it into a hospital that is also a little piece of home. As the months pass, her mission to save diggers' lives becomes more urgent as the darkest months of the war see injured soldiers from the battlefields of France and Belgium flood into Harefield in the thousands. When the hospital sends out a desperate call for help, a quiet young seamstress from the village, Jessie Chester, steps up as a volunteer. At the hospital she meets Private Bert Mott, but the looming threat of his return to the Front hangs over them. Could her first love be her first heartbreak? The nurses war is a war against despair and death, fought with science and love rather than mustard gas and fear - but can they possibly win it? And what will be the cost?
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              ISBN 9781460741108
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2022
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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