The Great War is over, and change is on the air, in this novel that brings to life the exciting days of early British radio and a woman who finds her voice as she works alongside the brilliant women and men of the BBC.
Maisie Musgrave, who grew up in the United States, is delighted to get a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of the still new, strange and electrifying radio is captivating the nation.
But the frenetic pace, the young, intelligent staff and intimidating bosses only increase Maisie's insecurity.
Soon, she is seduced by the work gaining confidence as she organizes broadcasts from Britain's most famous writers, scientists and politicians.
She is also caught in a growing conflict between her two bosses, John Reith, the formidable BBC Director General, and Hilda Matheson, the extraordinary director of Talks' very popular programming, who have very different visions of what radio should be like.
Under Hilda's tutelage, Maisie discovers her talent, passion and ambition.
But when she discovers a dreadful conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air and then face the dangerous consequences of telling the truth for a living.
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