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Kimberly Ann (auntie-nanuuq) | 753 comments Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford

Radio Girls, Sarah-Jane Stratford

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What an excellent piece of historical fiction & well written book

Maisie (fictional character) gets a job w/ BBC, she eventually ends up working for Hilda Matheson as her assistant...(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilda_M...) .

Actual history in the story: As fascism begins to rear its ugly head, Nestle & Siemens, both pro-Nazi companies, work to take over the British Press & BBC... Women get the vote, Labor wins the elections...

Maisie unwittingly becomes engaged to a young man, whose family of British Society, signs a business contract w/ Nestle.

Maisie & Hilda work together w/ Lady Astor, Vita Sackville-West, & Harold Nicholson to thwart the British Nazi take over via the BBC & other Free Democratic Press outlets

Now here's the interesting thing, as I read about actual events that took place & were written about in this book; I am seeing the same exact happenings today in the u.s.: Nestle is taking over our water & our press is being controlled six companies, all aiming at limiting the information being disseminated & shared w/ the public.

The book goes on to talk about, Nazi's/fascists believing that by controlling the press, those who are too lazy to think for themselves will fall in line. The Fascists also asserted themselves as "socialists" and pro-working class.... Which is also easy to see in today's u.s. government.

What an eye-opener & the parallels of the Swiss-Fascist Nestle Corporation of pre-war Britain and their current agenda the take-over of the planet's water sources is blatantly obvious

I suggest that everyone read this book. Not only is this an excellent story, as it gives us a basic account of the BBC's history, but that of Hilda Matheson & the pro-democratic British society and their involvement in fighting off fascism in Britain.


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KateNZ | 2207 comments From minus one star to 5, all in one day!

This sounds really different and thought-provoking. A great recommendation, thanks :)


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Kimberly Ann (auntie-nanuuq) | 753 comments KateNZ wrote: "From minus one star to 5, all in one day!

This sounds really different and thought-provoking. A great recommendation, thanks :)"


I figured you'd appreciate that.....

Another off of my TBR


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