Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs Bird

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columni London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary ...

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Title:Dear Mrs Bird
Author:A.J. Pearce
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Genres:Historical
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:309 pages pages

Dear Mrs Bird Reviews

  • Nancy
    Feb 17, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

  • Helen
    Mar 27, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

  • Anbolyn
    Apr 24, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

    I started out not really liking this book. After reading 2 or 3 chapters, I wasn't sure if I'd continue. It seemed a bit bland and simple to me. But I kept going and I'm very glad I did. Dear Mrs. Bird turned out to be a more complex and heartwarming story than I thought it would be. I...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 28, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

  • Anmiryam
    Jan 29, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

  • Laura
    Feb 18, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

    I started out not really liking this book. After reading 2 or 3 chapters, I wasn't sure if I'd continue. It seemed a bit bland and simple to me. But I kept going and I'm very glad I did. Dear Mrs. Bird turned out to be a more complex and heartwarming story than I thought it would be. I...

    4.5 Stars. Absolutely loved it. Full review to come. ...

    Dear Mrs Bird is one of those rare finds. This book jumped out at me, despite it not being something that I would usually pick. AJ Pearce's writing skills are on point, the characters are fantastic. But what I liked most about this book was the empathy I felt towards the setting - Lond...

    When I was growing up, we had Dear Abby in the newspaper. There was also Anne Landers. People would write letters in, about their troubles, and the advice columnists would well, give advice. Sometimes it was cleaver, sometimes sad, sometimes funny. To this day I still read advice colum...

  • Kelly
    Jan 04, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

    I started out not really liking this book. After reading 2 or 3 chapters, I wasn't sure if I'd continue. It seemed a bit bland and simple to me. But I kept going and I'm very glad I did. Dear Mrs. Bird turned out to be a more complex and heartwarming story than I thought it would be. I...

    4.5 Stars. Absolutely loved it. Full review to come. ...

    Dear Mrs Bird is one of those rare finds. This book jumped out at me, despite it not being something that I would usually pick. AJ Pearce's writing skills are on point, the characters are fantastic. But what I liked most about this book was the empathy I felt towards the setting - Lond...

    When I was growing up, we had Dear Abby in the newspaper. There was also Anne Landers. People would write letters in, about their troubles, and the advice columnists would well, give advice. Sometimes it was cleaver, sometimes sad, sometimes funny. To this day I still read advice colum...

    I could not put this book down from the moment I started it. Set against the background of the blitz, Emmy Lake aspires to be a journalist and is beyond excitement when she gains a job at the London Evening Chronicle - however, she's mistaken and the job is actually with its sister mag...

    A lovely read showing the importance of fun, family and friendship in some of the hardest times. Dear Mrs Bird is filled with wonderful genuine characters and laugh out loud moments help offset the air raid and bombing events that must have been terrifying to experience and are describ...

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
    Apr 15, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

    I started out not really liking this book. After reading 2 or 3 chapters, I wasn't sure if I'd continue. It seemed a bit bland and simple to me. But I kept going and I'm very glad I did. Dear Mrs. Bird turned out to be a more complex and heartwarming story than I thought it would be. I...

    4.5 Stars. Absolutely loved it. Full review to come. ...

  • Susan
    Mar 21, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Mar 28, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

  • Bev Walkling
    Apr 22, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

  • Tania
    Mar 25, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

  • Liz Fenwick
    Apr 19, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

  • Cathy
    Mar 23, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

  • Jessica Gilmore
    Nov 12, 2017

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

  • Fran
    Feb 01, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

  • Laura Kemp
    Nov 02, 2017

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 16, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

  • prettybooks
    May 04, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

  • Robin Stevens
    Apr 12, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

  • ❀⊱Rory⊰❀
    Jan 27, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

  • Karen Whittard
    Oct 19, 2017

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

  • Claire Wilson
    Apr 26, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

    I started out not really liking this book. After reading 2 or 3 chapters, I wasn't sure if I'd continue. It seemed a bit bland and simple to me. But I kept going and I'm very glad I did. Dear Mrs. Bird turned out to be a more complex and heartwarming story than I thought it would be. I...

    4.5 Stars. Absolutely loved it. Full review to come. ...

    Dear Mrs Bird is one of those rare finds. This book jumped out at me, despite it not being something that I would usually pick. AJ Pearce's writing skills are on point, the characters are fantastic. But what I liked most about this book was the empathy I felt towards the setting - Lond...

  • abby
    Feb 21, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

  • Kate Moore
    Nov 18, 2017

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

  • Tammy
    Mar 27, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

  • Ronnie Turner
    Apr 07, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

  • booksofallkinds
    Apr 09, 2018

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

  • Rona
    Oct 14, 2017

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

  • Lucy
    Oct 17, 2017

    Emmeline Lake takes the bus home from work carrying her handbag, gas mask, and an onion (for stew). She dreams of becoming a war correspondent or a journalist covering political intrigue. Discovering a newspaper ad for part-time work at The London Evening Chronicle, she believes the wo...

    A fizzy, frothy little novel that takes place in London during WWII. That is, it?s frivolous until it isn?t. With bombings occurring nightly there is bound to be sadness and tears. The main character, Emmeline, is a shoe-in for Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart in Foyle?s War...

    "I had taken entirely the wrong job." Emmy Lake *thinks* she's interviewing for a war correspondent job. Finally, she will become the hard hitting journalist of her dreams. But as she daydreams through her job interview, she misses that she's really taking a typist position at a sto...

    Emmeline Lake and her friend, Bunty, live in London. It is 1940 and the Germans are making rather a nuisance of themselves, but neither are downhearted. In fact, Emmy has big dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent and, when she sees an advert for part-time work at the London Evening ...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 3.5 stars 1940?s London during the uncertain and dangerous times of the Blitz is carefully brought to life by debut author AJ Pearce. At the heart and soul Dear Mrs Bird is Emmeline Lake, a young woman who gently reminds the reader of the dail...

    (3.5) If you loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I have just the book for you: another feel-good World War II-set novel with characters you?ll love and cheer for. London, December 1940: Twenty-two-year-old Emmeline Lake dreams of being a Lady War Correspondent, b...

    4 Stars. This one is charming. Full review to follow on March 22, 2018, two weeks before publication. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    4.5 stars Dear Mrs. Bird is a Gem of a Book. A.J. Pearce uses a clever writing style and capitalizes the protagonist Emmy Lake?s expressions that are Important or Exciting which makes for an entertaining and enjoyable read. As the book begins in 1940 London, Emmy shows up for a ne...

    Dear Mrs. Bird opens in a jolly, lively style full of ?chin up? and ?stiff upper lip? spirit ? a spirit of which the domineering (and let?s be honest, quite frightful) Mrs. Henrietta Bird would be proud. As far as Mrs. Bird is concerned, any problem can be resolved by showi...

    This was a very sweet story set in WWII. Initially I thought this was too sweet for my taste, but because the author did such a brilliant job with creating a sense of time and place I stuck with it. I am very glad I did, as the characters were warm and funny and in the end I understood...

    As you might expect, this was sweet, charming, more than a bit twee and I consumed the whole thing in a plane ride and a bit. I always read novels like this, which confirms my status as a less than literary reader. I bet, however, you have dirty little secrets of a less than highbr...

    Dear Mrs Bird is simply gorgeous. It?s a war time romp of mishaps, comedy, fun and tragedy, spun deliciously as if it was made for a series. It?s perfect pick-you-up reading with compassion at its heart. A joy to read. I?d love to see it turned into a TV drama too. ...

    I absolutely loved this quirky, fun read. In this book we meet Emmeline who quits her job as a waitress to become a lady war correspondence. But when she applies for a job and gets it. Things are not quite what they seem. She has unwittingly taken a job to be a helper to a ...

    A delightful story set in London in the 1940s that's light and funny but never shies away from the true cost and pain of war. This is perfectly balanced and wonderful read, and Emmy reminds me a lot of Daisy Wells all grown up. I loved it! *Please note: this review is meant as a rec...

    On a cold day in December 1941, Emmeline Lake is journeying home from work when she sees a job vacancy squeezed onto the page of a newspaper. The advertisement is for a part-time junior at The London Evening Chronicle; applicants must be capable, enthusiastic and hardworking. Seeing a ...

    It?s 1941 and Britain is at war. Emmeline Lake has always wanted to be a journalist and is thrilled when she sees an advertisement in the newspaper for a job at the London Evening Chronicle. This could be her opportunity to become a Lady War Correspondent. How exciting! To her del...

    Heartwarming, funny, emotional...a sheer delight. ...

    I received a free advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was drawn to read this book because I have a great interest in the era of World War 2. My father served overseas during that war and I am fortunate enough to have all of the letters he sen...

    This WW2 historical novel covers a lot of familiar ground but has a fresh twist and a lighter tone because of the principal character's career challenges . Instead of accepting disappointment when a job in journalism wasn't what she expected it to be, our protagonist takes a creative a...

    18/20 Un contexte de guerre pour nous rappeler toutes ces femmes qui devaient trouver leur place en l?absence des hommes, partis combattre. Un roman à la fois drôle et très touchant qui a su me transporter et me passionner. Ma chronique : https://myprettybooks.wordpress.com/...

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold ...

    I received this book as an advanced reading copy through work, not having a clue what to expect and not being particularly drawn in by the title. What I didn?t expect, was to be moved to tears of laughter and sadness ? more so than any other book I?ve read this year. This book is...

    Oh this is a truly lovely book. The sort of book you want to cuddle. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. The characters were beautifully drawn and very relateable, the story was wonderfully original and the setting was brilliantly constructed. It is set at the start of WWII and f...

    I am in love with DEAR MRS BIRD by AJ Pearce. Brimming with spirit, this moving tale will burrow into your heart and make you feel every emotion possible as you become deeply invested in Emmy and Bunty's lives. Set during the war, Emmy and Bunty are two best friends who are determin...

    I started out not really liking this book. After reading 2 or 3 chapters, I wasn't sure if I'd continue. It seemed a bit bland and simple to me. But I kept going and I'm very glad I did. Dear Mrs. Bird turned out to be a more complex and heartwarming story than I thought it would be. I...

    4.5 Stars. Absolutely loved it. Full review to come. ...

    Dear Mrs Bird is one of those rare finds. This book jumped out at me, despite it not being something that I would usually pick. AJ Pearce's writing skills are on point, the characters are fantastic. But what I liked most about this book was the empathy I felt towards the setting - Lond...

    When I was growing up, we had Dear Abby in the newspaper. There was also Anne Landers. People would write letters in, about their troubles, and the advice columnists would well, give advice. Sometimes it was cleaver, sometimes sad, sometimes funny. To this day I still read advice colum...

    I could not put this book down from the moment I started it. Set against the background of the blitz, Emmy Lake aspires to be a journalist and is beyond excitement when she gains a job at the London Evening Chronicle - however, she's mistaken and the job is actually with its sister mag...