“If the early days of the BBC sound like a recipe for hitting the snooze button, think again. Sarah-Jane Stratford’s crackerjack historical novel Radio Girls smartly tunes in to the beginnings of Britain’s broadcasting behemoth….Radio Girls is a hit.”—

“A bright, appealing novel about the early days of the BBC and the women behind its brilliant programming….[The] depiction of female friendship and support is one of the great strengths of Stratford’s novel, which so capably describes its characters’ thirst for knowledge, for information of all kinds. An intoxicating look inside a world of innovative new media.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Sparkling historical fiction.”—LitHub

“A delightfully literary historical fiction book about the early days of the BBC.”—Broadly

“A highly detailed narrative and well-fleshed characters set the stage for this unique, early 20th-century story…This is an eye-opening view of the world when women’s rights were newly budding.”—Historical Novels Review


12 Historical Novels Inspired by Real-Life Bad-Ass Women” — Off the Shelf

Sarah-Jane interviewed by author Greer Macallister (The Magician’s Lie, Girl in Disguise, Woman 99) for her Women’s History Reads series.

Canadian professor of communications Paul Cross talks about how Radio Girls is a valuable tool for teaching about radio.