September 1941. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy Lake is thrilled to be asked to step up and help.
But when she and her best friend Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty, and standing by her friends.
Released: 10 August 2021
‘Yours Cheerfully is as sweet, heartwarming and uplifting as the first book. Absolutely lovely! And if you haven’t read Dear Mrs Bird yet, do so, without delay!’
‘Yours Cheerfully is full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made. I absolutely loved it!’
Dear Mrs Bird
London, January 1941. Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Instead she finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, agony aunt at Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs Bird refuses to read, let alone answer, letters from the lovelorn, grief-stricken or morally conflicted.
When the thought of these desperate women waiting for an answer at this most challenging 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?
‘Imagine Bridget Jones running amok in the wartime world of Mrs Miniver. AJ Pearce’s hoot of a debut… is a comic confection that is sweetly uplifting.’
The Sunday Times
‘If only I had known how much I was going to adore Dear Mrs Bird, I wouldn’t have gobbled it down all at once. Funny, fresh and touching, Dear Mrs Bird is a treat of a read. It has ruined me for all the books I’m supposed to be reading. Where will I find another novel so fresh and delightful?’
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AJ Pearce is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Dear Mrs Bird. She was born in Hampshire, UK, and studied at the University of Sussex and Northwestern University in the USA.
Her debut novel, Dear Mrs Bird, was shortlisted for the 2019 British Book Awards Debut of the Year and has been translated into fifteen languages. Her second novel, Yours Cheerfully is the sequel and the second book in The Emmy Lake Chronicles.