Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs Bird

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 27/12/2018
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Dear Mrs Bird
Such Fun!
This book landed in my pigeon hole at exactly the right time. I was wanting something uplifting and light hearted to get me through the winter months, and ... READ MORE
Emily at York
Dear Mrs Bird
A perfect antidote to cheer you up.
Best friends Emmeline and Bunty are doing all they can to make life cheerful despite the nightly bombings being dropped upon London. With determination to ... READ MORE
Dear Mrs Bird
Wonderful, emotional read
This book is absolutely brilliant and had me laughing and crying! A really wonderful coming-of-age type story set during the second world war.
Issy Kite
Dear Mrs Bird
Surprisingly uplifting
With its upbeat tone and optimistic heroine, this WWII novel managed to be a surprisingly fun read while celebrating the uplifting power of friendship. ... READ MORE
Sophie at Windsor


London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt at Woman's Friend magazine. Mrs Bird refuses to read, let alone answer, letters containing any form of Unpleasantness, and definitely not those from the lovelorn, grief-stricken or morally conflicted. But the thought of these desperate women waiting for an answer at this most desperate of times becomes impossible for Emmy to ignore. She decides she simply must help and secretly starts to write back - after all, what harm could that possibly do?

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509853922
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 242g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm

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Dear Mrs Bird
Simply wonderful
I loved this book from it’s opening page. The warmth of the writing eminates from the pages, drawing the reader back to Emmy’s war time London. There is so... READ MORE
Janet E
Dear Mrs Bird
I absolutely adored this book
I absolutely adored this book. It was a real page turner and I didn't want it to finish. I loved all the characters, including the terrifying Mrs Bird. The... READ MORE
Dear Mrs Bird
A charming depiction of wartime London
This is a novel about wartime London and almost the art of "getting on" with things despite the disruption that bombing causes. For me it took a really lon... READ MORE
marie riley
Dear Mrs Bird
Charming, evocative, quirky and just wonderful!
What a wonderful novel!! I was captivated by the writing, the fabulously drawn characters and I was truly transported right into the heart of wartime Lond... READ MORE
Dear Mrs Bird
Charming and Lovely
I have had a bit of weird start to my reading year in that I've read a number of really great books, but not really enjoyed any of them very much. I pick... READ MORE
Vicki Hesketh
Dear Mrs Bird
hugely enjoyable book is the perfect tonic for these long winter nights....
Emmy dreams of being a fearless Lady War Correspondent. To do her bit in the war effort she applies for a job with the Evening Chronicle unfortunately ther... READ MORE
Dear Mrs Bird
This book is a soft read, nothing really happens, there is no twists or turns. It feels like a story in people's friend. The main character is all jolly ho... READ MORE
Janet Gilbert
Dear Mrs Bird
A Marvellous Debut
Dear Mrs Bird by A.J. Pearce is the most charming historical novel set in London during 1940/1941. The action surrounds the pages of an agony aunt in an es... READ MORE
Julia Wilson
Dear Mrs Bird
A charming but emotional read!
Rounded down from 4.5 stars ⭐️ Dear Mrs Bird follows Emmy, a young woman who aspires to be a journalist, reporting on war. Unfortunately, when a job at a ... READ MORE
Eloise Spencer
Dear Mrs Bird
not your typical historical fiction
Dear Mrs Bird is not your typical historical fiction. Set during World War 2, follows the story of Emmy who, by mistake, gets a job at a magazine as a typ... READ MORE
Dear Mrs Bird
Dear Mrs Bird looked promising but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Dear Mrs Bird
Perfectly set in its time. I read this book in one day!
I enjoyed this book so much that I am really glad I bought the sequel (Yours Cheerfully) at the same time. A J Pearce has set her wonderfully likeable ch... READ MORE
Dear Mrs Bird
an outstanding debut novel
Dear Mrs Bird is the first book in the Emmy Lake Chronicles series. A slightly vague job advertisement and a desperate desire to be a journalist: these are... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
Dear Mrs Bird
Mrs Bird
Didn’t enjoy this as much as I had hoped, as it was just too predictable to be really entertaining, but it was a pleasant read.
Dear Mrs Bird
Sometimes, a read that is light-hearted and meaningful is all we need…
''Μrs Bird says if people get themselves into a silly pickle, they've only themselves to blame.'' London is trying to survive in the middle of the Blitz. ... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea