‘The Wars of Jenny McLeod’ is a series of five novels which follow the trials and tribulations of a war correspondent. The series begins with the events leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939 and continues through many of the major conflicts of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Reporting from the front line, Jenny has to combat not only the enemy but also the prejudice of those who believe that this is no job for a woman.
No Job for a Woman Book 1 of the series follows Jenny McLeod as she begins her career as a war correspondent during the Second World War. From the harrowing events in Berlin on Kristallnacht to war in the deserts of North Africa, Jenny has to combat not only the enemy but also the prejudice of those who believe that this is no job for a woman. You can purchase a copy here
The Road of Death In Book 2 of the series, Jenny McLeod continues her association with the Desert Rats in North Africa before traveling with them to Burma. Struggling to stay ahead of the advancing Japanese army Jenny, along with thousands of other civilians, sets out upon the infamous Road of Death. The Road of Death is due to be published later in 2022.
The Road to Victory Book 3. Following her harrowing experiences on the Road of Death Jenny McLeod returns to England to recuperate. After reporting from the Home Front Jenny re-joins the Desert Rats once more, traveling with them up the length of Italy towards Germany, and final victory. The Road to Victory is due to be published in 2023.
Books 4 and 5 Dorinda Balchin is currently researching the fourth and fifth books in this series.