Funny, heartbreaking, and filled with warmth and charm. The new story of friendship, love and courage when all seems lost from AJ Pearce, The Sunday Times bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird and Yours Cheerfully.


The charming and hilarious tonic we’ve all been waiting for. The Times bestseller, Yours Cheerfully, is the uplifting sequel to Dear Mrs Bird and the second novel in the series The Emmy Lake Chronicles.


The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick. Irresistibly funny and moving, Dear Mrs Bird is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

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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

The first book in the hugely popular Emmy Lake Chronicles series, Dear Mrs Bird was short-listed for the 2019 British Book Awards Debut of the Year and has been translated into fifteen languages. The sequel, Yours Cheerfully was published in 2021 and was followed in 2023 by Mrs Porter Calling. AJ is currently working on the fourth book in the series.