Dear Mrs Bird
by AJ Pearce
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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London, 1941Emmeline Lac and her best friend Bunty try to stay happy despite the Luftwaffe and make life awkward for everyone.Emmy dreams of becoming a War Correspondent Lady and when she spots a job ad in the newspaper she seizes her chance, but after an unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Oiseau, the famous agony of the Friend’s Wife magazine auntMrs. Oiseau is very clear: letters containing any form of Displeasure must go straight into the garbage canBut as Emmy reads desperate calls from women who may have gone too far with the wrong man, or cannot bear to let their children be evacuated, she decides the only thing for her to secretly write againIrresistibly funny and very moving, Dear Madame Bird by AJ Pearce is a love letter to the persistence of the power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the courage of ordinary people in exceptional times
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