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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 columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down.Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who cant bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles.Prepare to fall head over heels for Emmy and her best friend, Bunty, who are gutsy and spirited, even in the face of a terrible blow. The irrepressible Emmy keeps writing letters in this hilarious and enormously moving tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and ordinary people in extraordinary times....

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Dear Mrs Bird Reviews

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf

    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 about the war efforts, however, she quickly finds out that she will be the secretary of Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist. Mrs. Bird has a *long* list of unacceptable topics that she will not respond to and Emmy can't he ...more

  • Karen Whittard

    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 contacetous Mrs Bird. Who writes a self help column. But Mrs bird refuses to answer any letters relating to lots of subjects that she finds risqué.

    Deciding to take matters into her own hands Emmeline starts writing back to al
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  • Cheri

    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 won't be long

    They'll be happy to know

    That as you saw me go

    I was singing this song”


    --”We’ll Meet Again,” Vera Lynn, Songwriters: Hughie Charles / Ross Parker

    Overflowing with charm and humour, Dear Mrs. Bird is a treat as sweet as that favour
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  • Tammy

    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. She has spunk to spare. Emmy lands a job and behaves in ways that are less than ethical despite her intention to be helpful. Filled with Britishisms of the 1940’s, I could have Done Without the capitalizations which I ...more

  • Kate Moore

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

    Set in 1940s London, Emmy takes a job she hopes will be a step in the direction of ‘Lady War Correspondent,’ instead typing out letters for a struggling magazine’s ‘agony aunt,’ Mrs Bird. Mrs Bird refuse
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  • Laura

    When I was growing up, we had Dear Abby in the newspaper. There was also Anne Landers. People would write letters in, about their troubles, and the advice columnists would well, give advice. Sometimes it was cleaver, sometimes sad, sometimes funny. To this day I still read advice columnists, and try to see if their answers match mine. In the UK, they were/are known as Agony Aunts, and in this book, there is one such advisor, who is very firmly set in her ways, which appear to the turn of the 19t ...more

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate

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

  • Jessica Gilmore

    A few years ago I went on a writing retreat and one of the other people there mentioned the book she was working on - a book set in WW2 based around the problem page of a magazine. How interesting thinks I and forgets all about said book until the author pops up on Twitter having sold it as her debut. And this, dear readers, is that book. Let me just make it clear that a fleeting acquaintance three years ago hasn't influenced this review a jot. This is a clear and unbiased review.

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