Dear Mrs Bird - Aj Pearce (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781509853908
Department
Books
Released
5 Apr 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Aj Pearce
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Edition
Main Market Ed.
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
234 x 153 x 153mm (357g)

Summary

London, 1940. 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. Emmy finds herself dismissing problems from lovelorn, grief-stricken and morally conflicted readers in favour of those who fear their ankles are unsightly or have trouble untangling lengths of wool. But soon the thought of desperate women going unanswered becomes too much to bear and Emmy 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 female friendship, Blitz spirit, the kindness of strangers and the art of letter-writing itself.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Contemporary Women
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Second World War fiction
BIC Classification 2
Historical fiction
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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.