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Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel

Author: A J Pearce
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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 columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pearce, A.J . (Amanda-Jane) author.
Dear Mrs. Bird.
New York : Scribner, 2018
(DLC) 2018014770.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Pearce
ISBN: 9781501170072 1501170074
OCLC Number: 1125168075
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Picador"--Title page verso.
Includes discussion questions.
Description: 281, 2 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: A J Pearce.

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"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 columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles"--
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