1926, the BBC. The nation listens. A woman finds her voice.
London, 1926. Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job at the fledgling British Broadcasting Corporation whose new and electrifying radio network is captivating the nation. Famous writers, scientists, politicians – the BBC is broadcasting them all, but behind the scenes Maisie is drawn into a battle of wills being fought by her two bosses. John Reith, the formidable Director-General and Hilda Matheson, the extraordinary Director of Talks Programming, envisage very different futures for radio. And when Maisie unearths a shocking conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air.
What The Critics Said
‘A well written, engaging read … I recommend it as a book to enjoy while soaking up some of the history of both the BBC and life for a woman in 1920s London.’
'By turns funny and fascinating, Radio Girls is a triumph'
Allison Amend, author of Enchanted Islands