Author talk: Victoria Purman meet and greet

Victoria Purman
Victoria Purman will be in Bundaberg on May 20 for her Author Talks event and Bundaberg Regional Library.

Book lovers and avid writers, this is one for you!

Award-nominated best-selling author Victoria Purman will visit Bundaberg Regional Library next month for a meet and greet event.

As part of her national tour, Purman will host the Author Talk session to discuss her writing process and her most recent novel, The Land Girls.

The Land Girls

Set in 1942 Melbourne, war has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific and Australia is fighting for its future.

For spinster Flora Thomas, 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.

The Land Girls by Victoria Purman.
The Land Girls by Victoria Purman.

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 shop girl 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 back-breaking work, they begin to find pride in their roles. More than that, they start to find a kind of liberation.

The author

Puman is a regular guest and convenor at writers’ festivals, a mentor and workshop presenter.

She has been nominated for a number of Readers' Choice Awards and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

Join Bundaberg Regional Libraries for an author evening with Victoria Purman at 6.15pm on Monday, 20 May 2019 .

Light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are essential. For more information phone Bundaberg Regional Libraries on 4130 4140.