Dear Mrs Bird: (The Emmy Lake Chronicles)
AJ Pearce (Author)
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The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller 'The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love' - Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups. 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? 'A proper comfort read' - India Knight, author of Don't You Want Me? 'A joy from start to finish. Dear Mrs Bird is as funny as it is heartwarming' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
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About the Author
AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire and studied at the University of Sussex. 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.
- Contributor: AJ Pearce
- Imprint: Picador
- ISBN13: 9781509853922
- Number of Pages: 320
- Packaged Dimensions: 130x196x21mm
- Packaged Weight: 233
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Release Date: 2018-12-27
- Series: The Emmy Lake Chronicles
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire and studied at the University of Sussex. 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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