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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761046711
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $32.99

The Angry Women's Choir




By the acclaimed author of Welcome To Nowhere River comes a heart-warming and uplifting story about a remarkable group of women who discover they are all capable of incredible things – if they’re strong enough, and angry enough, to take up the cause.

'...this is a mighty fun read' - Jessie Tu


Freycinet Barnes has built herself the perfect existence. With beautiful children, a successful husband and a well-ordered schedule, it’s a life so full she simply doesn’t fit.

When she steps outside her calendar and is accidentally thrown into the generous bosom of the West Moonah Women’s Choir, she finds music, laughter, friendship and a humming wellspring of rage. With the ready acceptance of the colourful choristers, Frey learns that voices can move mountains, fury can be kind and life can do with a bit of ruining.

Together, Frey and the choir sing their anger, they breathe it in and stitch it up, belt it out and spin it into a fierce, driving beat that will kick the system square in the balls, and possibly demolish them all.

'If you have forgotten why you're angry, if you've forgotten that you are angry, this laugh-out-loud, sob-out-loud, sing-out-loud book will remind you.' Minnie Darke

'A boisterous tale of music, friendship and women's rights.' Books + Publishing

'Bignell gives us an abundance of truth and laughter. Never a dull moment.' Country Style

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781761046711
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Meg Bignell

Meg Bignell was a nurse and a weather presenter on the telly before she surrendered to a persistent desire to write. Since then she has been writing almost every day – bits and pieces here and there, either to earn a crust, to get something off her chest or to entertain herself. She has written three short films, mostly because she wanted to do some acting and no one else would cast her. She sings a bit too, occasionally writes and performs cabaret, but is mostly very busy being a mother to three and a wife (to one). She lives with her family on a dairy farm on Tasmania’s East Coast.

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Praise for The Angry Women's Choir

'a mighty fun read'

Jessie Tu, Sydney Morning Herald/Age

'A boisterous tale of music, friendship and women's rights.'

Books + Publishing

If you have forgotten why you're angry, if you've forgotten that you are angry, this laugh-out-loud, sob-out-loud, sing-out-loud book will remind you.

Minnie Darke

Bignell gives us an abundance of truth and laughter. Never a dull moment.

Country Style

This book! My God! I am LOVING it. It's hilarious and joyful and wise and is a love letter to women's friendships. But it's more than that. It's also a feminist grenade disguised as a book. The Angry Women's Choir by Meg Bignell cleverly explores feminism and misogyny and the death-by-a-thousand-cuts everyday sexism women face, absorb, suck up or ignore within their families, workplaces and society. Highly recommend!

Rebecca Sparrow

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