The War Widow

Such things happened in the Great War, too. No one would begrudge you moving ... Love was often more intense in times of war, she knew. ... War widow. Spoken out loud, the words stung, though it wasn't the first time she'd heard them.

The War Widow

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! The war may be officially over, but journalist Billie Walker's search for a missing young immigrant man will plunge her right back into the danger and drama she thought she'd left behind in Europe in this thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in glamorous postwar Sydney. Sydney, 1946. Though war correspondent Billie Walker is happy to finally be home, for her the heady postwar days are tarnished by the loss of her father and the disappearance in Europe of her husband, Jack. To make matters worse, now that the war is over, the newspapers are sidelining her reporting talents to prioritize jobs for returning soldiers. But Billie is a survivor and she's determined to take control of her own future. So she reopens her late father's business, a private investigation agency, and, slowly, the women of Sydney come knocking. At first, Billie's bread and butter is tailing cheating husbands. Then, a young man, the son of European immigrants, goes missing, and Billie finds herself on a dangerous new trail that will lead up into the highest levels of Sydney society and down into its underworld. What is the young man’s connection to an exclusive dance club and a high-class auction house? When the people Billie questions about the young man start to turn up dead, Billie is thrown into the path of Detective Inspector Hank Cooper. Will he take her seriously or will he just get in her way? As the danger mounts and Billie realizes that much more than one young man’s life is at stake, it becomes clear that though the war was won, it is far from over.

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The War Widow
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Tara Moss
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-29 - Publisher: Penguin

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! The war may be officially over, but journalist Billie Walker's search for a missing young immigrant man will plunge her right back into the danger and drama she thought she'd left behind in Europe in this thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in glamorous postwar Sydney.
The Labour of Loss
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Joy Damousi, Professor of History Joy Damousi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06-28 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, first published in 1999, explores the experience of private loss and grief after the two world wars.
The War Was You and Me
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Joan E. Cashin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-01 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Though civilians constituted the majority of the nation's population and were intimately involved with almost every aspect of the war, we know little about the civilian experience of the Civil War. That experience was inherently dramatic. Southerners lived through the breakup of basic social and economic institutions, including, of course,
Pensions--World War Widows
Language: en
Pages: 53
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Pensions
Categories: Military pensions
Type: BOOK - Published: 1938 - Publisher:

Considers (75) H.R. 8690, (75) H.R. 9285.
The War of Our Childhood
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-18 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

One survivor tells of the fire-bombing of Dresden. Another survivor recounts the pervasive fear of marauding Russian and Czech bandits raping and killing. Children recall fathers who were only photographs and mothers who were saviors and heroes. These are typical in the stories collected in The War of Our Childhood: