Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs  Bird

But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who many have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles. “Fans ...

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501170089

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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This charming, irresistible debut novel set in London during World War II about a young woman who longs to be a war correspondent and inadvertently becomes a secret advice columnist is “a jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People)—for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are doing their bit for the war effort and trying to stay cheerful, despite the German planes making their nightly raids. 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, renowned advice columnist of Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who many have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles. “Fans of Jojo Moyes will enjoy AJ Pearce’s debut, with its plucky female characters and fresh portrait of women’s lives in wartime Britain” (Library Journal)—a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times. “Headlined by its winning lead character, who always keeps carrying on, Pearce's novel is a delight” (Publishers Weekly). Irrepressibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs. Bird is “funny and poignant…about the strength of women and the importance of friendship” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).
Categories: Fiction

Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs  Bird

Scribner An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, ... Title: Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel / A J Pearce.

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501170072

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 648

This charming, irresistible debut novel set in London during World War II about a young woman who longs to be a war correspondent and inadvertently becomes a secret advice columnist is “a jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People)—for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are doing their bit for the war effort and trying to stay cheerful, despite the German planes making their nightly raids. 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, renowned advice columnist of Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who many have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles. “Fans of Jojo Moyes will enjoy AJ Pearce’s debut, with its plucky female characters and fresh portrait of women’s lives in wartime Britain” (Library Journal)—a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times. “Headlined by its winning lead character, who always keeps carrying on, Pearce's novel is a delight” (Publishers Weekly). Irrepressibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs. Bird is “funny and poignant…about the strength of women and the importance of friendship” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).
Categories: Fiction

Yours Cheerfully

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 by AJ Pearce. ‘The best possible antidote for the blahs, the doldrums, all slumps, all dumps .

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509853977

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 870

The charming and hilarious tonic we’ve all been waiting for. The Times bestseller, Yours Cheerfully, is the uplifting sequel to Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce. ‘The best possible antidote for the blahs, the doldrums, all slumps, all dumps . . . Loved. Every. Word.' - Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry London, September, 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Mrs Henrietta Bird, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake at Woman's Friend magazine. And while the war rages on, Emmy is even firmer that she must do all she can to help on the Home Front. As ever, she is determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain's women's magazines to help recruit female supporters to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to help. But when she and best friend Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma: should she carry out her duty or stand by her friends? 'Buoyant and bubbly, a tonic in testing times' – Mail on Sunday 'A brilliant follow up to Dear Mrs Bird' – Clare Mackintosh 'Absolutely lovely!' – Marian Keyes 'Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made' – Katie Fforde
Categories: Fiction

Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs Bird

London 1940, bombs are falling.

Author: A. J. Pearce

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1509853898

Category: Advice columnists

Page: 320

View: 991

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.
Categories: Advice columnists

Dear Mrs Bird Book 1 of The Emmeline Lake Chronicles

Dear Mrs Bird  Book  1 of The Emmeline Lake Chronicles

. . 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.

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781760559724

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 912

"The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love ... It'll be huge; it deserves to be" Marian Keyes, author of The Break 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. MORE PRAISE FOR DEAR MRS BIRD "If I had only 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" Annie Barrows, author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society "A joy from start to finish. Dear Mrs Bird is as funny as it is heart-warming." John Boyne, author The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas "A joyfully uplifting and optimistic novel ... a timely story of courage and good humour in adversity." Observer "Irresistibly charming and delightful" Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You "An utterly charming story of friendship, heartbreak and heroism... You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll love it" Lucy Diamond
Categories: Fiction

Yours Cheerfully

Yours Cheerfully

Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as Dear Mrs. Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship--a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times"--

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501170102

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 207

From the author of the “jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People) and international bestseller Dear Mrs. Bird comes a charming and uplifting novel set in London during World War II about a plucky young journalist and her adventures as wartime advice columnist. London, November 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Henrietta Bird from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the new challenges as a wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend Bunty, still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, is bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young mother who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must confront a dilemma between doing her duty and standing by her friends. As funny, heartwarming, and touching as Dear Mrs. Bird, Yours Cheerfully is an endearing portrait of female friendship and “a fruitful exploration of the solidarity among women in times of grief, love, and hardship” (Publishers Weekly).
Categories: Fiction

Yours Cheerfully Book 2 of The Emmeline Lake Chronicles

Yours Cheerfully  Book  2 of The Emmeline Lake Chronicles

Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs.

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781760986971

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 240

From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for sequel, Yours Cheerfully. Charming, heart-warming and hilarious, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for. ‘Funny and touching, a treat of a read’ – Marian Keyes on Dear Mrs Bird London, September 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Henrietta Bird, from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend Bunty, is still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, but bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and 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. Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs. Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship, a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.
Categories: Fiction

Mrs Porter Calling

Mrs Porter Calling

Buoyant, heartwarming and marvellously entertaining, Mrs Porter Calling is the third novel in AJ Pearce's series, The Emmy Lake Chronicles.

Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781035000777

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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London, April 1943. Emmy Lake, Woman’s Friend magazine’s popular young agony aunt, is doing all she can to help the readers as they face the challenges of life on the Home Front. With the postbags overflowing, Emmy puts her heart and soul into Doing Her Bit. But when a glamorous new owner arrives, everything changes. As the Honourable Mrs Cressida Porter tries to charm her way around editor Guy Collins and the rest of the team, Emmy realises that Mrs Porter plans to destroy everything that Woman’s Friend stands for, and worst of all, force them to abandon the readers they’ve promised to stand up for. With best friends Bunty and Thelma by her side, Emmy must work out how she can bring everyone together to fight back before it is too late. Buoyant, heartwarming and marvellously entertaining, Mrs Porter Calling is the third novel in AJ Pearce's series, The Emmy Lake Chronicles.
Categories: Fiction

The Mad Women s Ball

The Mad Women s Ball

Once a year a grand ball is held at the hospital. For the Parisian elite, the Mad Women's Ball is the highlight of the social season; for the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Geneviève is a senior nurse.

Author: Victoria Mas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473575677

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 992

'A darkly sumptuous tale of wicked spectacle, wild injustice and the insuppressible strength of women' EMMA STONEX, author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS 'An essential story of women resisting the unjust exertion of male power' SUNDAY TIMES ____________________ The Salpêtrière asylum, 1885. All of Paris is in thrall to Doctor Charcot and his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad or hysterical, outcasts from society. But the truth is much more complicated - for these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives or strong-willed daughters. Once a year a grand ball is held at the hospital. For the Parisian elite, the Mad Women's Ball is the highlight of the social season; for the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Geneviève is a senior nurse. After the childhood death of her sister, she has shunned religion and placed her faith in Doctor Charcot and his new science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugénie, the 19-year-old daughter of a bourgeois family. Because Eugénie has a secret, and she needs Geneviève's help. Their fates will collide on the night of the Mad Women's Ball... ____________________ 'In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris' infamous Salpetriere hospital' PAULA HAWKINS, author of A SLOW FIRE BURNING 'A beautifully written debut...I have absolutely no doubt it will be one of my favourite novels of 2021.' AJ PEARCE, author of DEAR MRS BIRD 'Essential reading' COSMOPOLITAN 'A deftly woven tale of hope and pain, judgement and redemption, cruelty and kindness. Utterly captivating and profoundly affecting.' Sunday Times bestseller, MIRANDA DICKENSON 'Enter the dance of this little masterpiece and let yourself be dazzled. Assured of hitting the bestseller lists' THE PARISIAN ____________________ AN AMAZON PRIME ORIGINAL FILM STARRING MÉLANIE LAURENT
Categories: Fiction

Arthur Bonnicastle

Arthur Bonnicastle

An American Novel Josiah Gilbert Holland ... Dear Mrs. Bird — that sweet angel of all the little boys —was always with us in our first nights together , when we engaged in our devotions , and sealed our young lips for sleep with a kiss ...

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101067646099

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Page: 444

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