Dear Mrs. Bird
A NovelBook - 2018
From Library Staff
In WWII Britain, Emmy Lake is secretary for advice columnist Henrietta Bird, who refuses to reply to letters with unpleasant content. Emmy reads them and starts to respond to the desperate letter writers reaching out for understanding.
wendybird Feb 05, 2019
Stuck in the frigid January doldrums, the blazing golden yellow and chirpy graphic cover of this novel grabbed my attention. A quick scan revealed that this is author AJ Pearce's first novel (uh-oh!), but the plot looked intriguing - Twentysomething Emmeline Lake is doing her best early in the L... Read More »
SPL_Brittany Aug 09, 2018
Meet Emmy Lake - a woman in her twenties who is living in London during WWII with her best friend Bunty, who dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent. When a job opens up at the London Evening Chronicle, she applies thinking this job will help her on the way to living her dream. However, throu... Read More »
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For anyone else I would have described it as lurking, but somehow Mr. Collins could pull off standing around in what should be a suspicious manner. He had a journalist’s ability to make himself unnoticeable.
After a big raid it was always sad to see flattened buildings and burnt-out churches which had stood for hundreds of years, but there was something rather triumphant about the monuments and statues, even the parks and big department stores that were still there, getting on with things. The Luftwaffe may have been trying to blast us to pieces, but everyone just kept getting back up. And when you saw that they hadn’t even managed to dent Big Ben and we’d stopped them from burning down St. Paul’s, it did put a smile back on your face.
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