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

  • Cheri
    May 19, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

  • Helen
    Mar 27, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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 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...

    To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog @ http://bit.ly/2zzVt0R I went into Dear Mrs Bird with high hopes - life working at an advice column in war-torn London? I am sucker for historical fiction and from the blurb, this novel seemed as though it was going to offer ...

    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...

  • Kimmery Martin
    May 25, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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 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...

    To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog @ http://bit.ly/2zzVt0R I went into Dear Mrs Bird with high hopes - life working at an advice column in war-torn London? I am sucker for historical fiction and from the blurb, this novel seemed as though it was going to offer ...

    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. ...

    Emmeline Lake, the heroine of Dear Mrs. Bird, is the most endearing character to emerge from the world of British fiction since Bridget Jones. She?s funny, she?s indefatigable, and she faces the worst of circumstances with the pluckiest of resolves. You cannot help but love her. ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 28, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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...

  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)
    Jun 10, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

  • Fictionophile
    May 31, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

  • Angela M
    Jun 16, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

  • Susan
    Mar 21, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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...

  • Tania
    Mar 25, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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 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...

    To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog @ http://bit.ly/2zzVt0R I went into Dear Mrs Bird with high hopes - life working at an advice column in war-torn London? I am sucker for historical fiction and from the blurb, this novel seemed as though it was going to offer ...

    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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

  • Fran
    Feb 01, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

  • Karen
    Jun 20, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

  • Laura Kemp
    Nov 02, 2017

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

  • Zoe
    May 31, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

  • Robin Stevens
    Apr 12, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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 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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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 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 ...

  • Chrissie
    Feb 17, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

  • Holly  B
    Jun 03, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

  • Louise Wilson
    Jun 16, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

  • abby
    Feb 21, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

  • Tammy
    Mar 27, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    May 14, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

  • Ronnie Turner
    Apr 07, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

  • Rona
    Oct 14, 2017

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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...

  • Cassidy (Reminders of the Changing Time)
    Apr 26, 2018

    With a blend of lightheartedness and a dose of the heartbreaking reality of wartime, A.J. Pierce gives recognition to the women at home during WWII in this story taking place during the London blitz. Emmeline Lake?s lofty ambition to be a war correspondent isn?t meant to be when ...

    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...

    A charming story about Emmeline Lake who accidentally takes "the wrong job"! I think Emmy's enthusiasm for becoming a reputable World War II correspondent clouded her understanding of the job description at theLondon Evening Chronicle.I loved her optimism and how upbeat she ...

    "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...

    This story shows us the rolls of women in wartime Britain during the early 1940?s. A young Emmeline, who works a couple part time jobs, one at the fire station to answer calls after bombs from Hitler go off on the city. She gets a third job at a newspaper in hopes of it being as a wa...

    4.5 Stars ?We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know we'll meet again some sunny day Keep smiling through Just like you always do 'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away ?So will you please say hello To the folks that I know Tell them I ...

    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 ...

    It's 1940's London. Emmeline Lake is doing her bit for the war office, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy (Emmeline), saw an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dream of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly...

    Set during the London Blitz in 1940-41, you'd expect a dark and dour novel but this couldn't be farther from the truth. It was a happy/sad book that highlighted the indomitable and resilient spirit of Londoners during the time, yet cast a keen eye on the devastation of the war. Th...

    *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...

    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...

    (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. ...

    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...

    Emmeline Lake wants nothing more than to be useful and help with the war efforts in London 1940. She already works as a volunteer operator for the fire department when she lands a job at the London Evening Chronicle. She imagines she will be writing stories that informs the public abou...

    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Full review to follow shortly! ...

    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 purposely sought out this book for this weekend. I wanted something sweet and nice and something that would be a lovely little story to read - nothing heavy or too taxing. It was something very much needed for this weekend, and the weather cooperated wonderfully for it too - rainy, o...

    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 ...

    Charming and surprisingly touching book that provides a fresh and youthful point-of-view from WWII England I didn't even realize I was missing. Unequivocally darling and sweet, Dear Mrs. Bird follows vivacious Emmeline Lake as she Does Her Bit for the War. The sheer Britishness of t...

    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 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...

    To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog @ http://bit.ly/2zzVt0R I went into Dear Mrs Bird with high hopes - life working at an advice column in war-torn London? I am sucker for historical fiction and from the blurb, this novel seemed as though it was going to offer ...