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Dear Mrs Bird
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Dear Mrs Bird (Hardback)

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London, 1941. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance - but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine. Mrs Bird is very clear: letters containing any form of Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back . . . Irresistibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionWar & combat fictionSecond World War fictionFiction & PoetryRomanceErotic FictionHistorical romanceFiction & PoetryRomanceRomance Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 05/04/2018 ISBN-13: 9781509853892  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire. A chance discovery of a 1939 woman's magazine became the inspiration for her ever-growing collection and her first novel Dear Mrs Bird. She now lives in the south of England.

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A delightful book. I found myself laughing out loud in some parts and feeling sad in others. I would recommend this book and I look forward to reading more from AJ Pearce.

- 27/05/2018
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Uplifting feel good read with enough dark to counterbalance the light. Highly recommended.

- 04/05/2018
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There’s something strangely reassuring about the image of the Domestic Front during the Second World War, some wholesomeness in our collective memory, perhaps. No matter how inauthentic the Myth of the Blitz really was, the plucky can-do spirit of the (unused) slogan ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ has an enduring appeal and speaks to the best of our nature. In a tight spot, courage, pluck and steadfastness win the day.

Dear Mrs Bird conveys this spirit in buckets. While not denying the awfulness of living with nightly air raids and the uncertain fates of loved ones fighting far away, it is a story full of hope and charm. Inspired by real problem page letters from the 1940s, Pearce tackles big themes with a lightness of touch: the importance of friendship; the reality of grief; women’s place in society; shifting social attitudes. She’s combined the very best of stiff upper lips and jolly hockey sticks with a deep sense of empathy and compassion. It’s a rattling good story that touched my heart.

Sarah, Web Shop Manager

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 06/04/2018

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