"Maudie...Put the Record On" was chosen because of Rene's treasured memories of her parents arriving home each night , after work from their cafe and dad asking mum – Maude, to put the record on. Rene as a young child used to dance to the music.
"Maudie...Put the Record On" is a true story about the early part of Rene's life growing up in the Brisbane suburb of Red Hill between the years 1923 and 1938. It tells about the hardships her family experienced and how they coped especially with their mother's illness during The Great Depression.
Finally, the story of the only daughter of a Greek migrant from the island of Kythera was published in 2013 at the age of 94. During times of pain, sadness and financial difficulty the Andronicos family persevered with hope and faith. Their love for each other never questioned; this family triumphed trials and tribulations. Rene Andronicos celebrates this in her book.