Dear Mrs Bird

Dear Mrs Bird

Listening Length: 9 hrs, 48mins 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 fie Listening Length: 9 hrs, 48mins London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a...

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Title:Dear Mrs Bird
Author:A.J. Pearce
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Ebony Rae I did not find Dear Mrs.Bird to be at all Juvenile. I would have considered it appropriate as a YA book but I also dont think its at all misclassified…moreI did not find Dear Mrs.Bird to be at all Juvenile. I would have considered it appropriate as a YA book but I also dont think its at all misclassified as an adult book. I think there is alot of enthusiasm, Innocence and optimism in this book that people arent accustomed to reading and therefore associate with immaturity or a "YA" categorization.. Honestly I think the world could use more books with those qualities. ;) (less)
Trudy Nothing graphic at all. Just the facts ma'am - just the facts. It's about how they managed to live a normal life as much as possible despite the…moreNothing graphic at all. Just the facts ma'am - just the facts. It's about how they managed to live a normal life as much as possible despite the constant air raids. (less)

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  • Cheri
    May 19, 2018
    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 ...
  • Annet
    Aug 30, 2018
    An utterly charming book, with a tear and a smile, and a fun story too! 'I say old chap', Emmeline Lake is one feisty and courageous young woman indeed! Entertaining and fun, while also heartbreaking, this quick read and therefore four shining stars! More to follow as usual, recommende...
  • Marialyce
    Sep 11, 2018
    My reviews can be found here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... Sometimes no matter how much you try to convince yourself that you are going to love a particular book, it just does not happen the way you planned. Such was the case with Dear Mrs. Bird. I was so looking fo...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 28, 2018
    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...
  • Fictionophile
    May 31, 2018
    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 ...
  • Ramona
    Oct 18, 2018
    A delighted 4.5 stars. I have this love of World War 2 historical books, and all of it's forms, and this was an unexpected historical novel with spunk and heart that I have already recommended to many friends. Emmeline was a charming heroine, and her plight was one that almost anyon...
  • Antoinette
    Jul 21, 2018
    I really loved meeting Emmeline (Emmy) Lake and getting to know her. Her dream is to become a war correspondent, so when a job is posted for the London Evening Chronicle, she applies. The job is not quite what she had in mind. She is working for Mrs. Bird, the advice columnist for the ...
  • Susan
    Mar 21, 2018
    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
    Mar 28, 2018
    (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...
  • Phrynne
    Oct 17, 2018
    Set in London in 1940, the story relates the war time experiences, trials and tribulations of Emmy Lake and her best friend Bunty. This is a delightful and often very funny book mostly due to the very entertaining characters. I very much enjoyed the descriptions of London during th...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Sep 28, 2018
    Norma, Lindsay and I read Dear Mrs. Bird with our Traveling Friends and we all were immediately drawn into this charming, heart-breaking and heart-warming story. Things start off chirpy when we first meet ambitious, chipper, and optimistic Emmy and we were drawn into the hilarious misu...
  • Fran
    Feb 01, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 16, 2018
    * 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...
  • Erin Clemence
    Aug 02, 2018
    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic version of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Emmeline Lake has a dream of being a war journalist. While the Second World War rages through London, Emmy is volunteering as an emergency service...
  • Zoe
    May 31, 2018
    Spirited, poignant, and moving! Dear Mrs. Bird is an intriguing tale that takes you back to the streets of London during WWII and into the life of Emmeline Lake a cheery, optimistic, young woman who after finding herself inadvertently working on the advice column for Woman's Friend ...
  • Carolyn
    Aug 25, 2018
    In many ways this was a quick, light read based on the experiences of a young woman employed to assist a lady writer put together her Agony Aunt column for a weekly magazine during the London Blitz. But there was also a darker side with nightly bombing causing death and destruction and...
  • ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
    Jan 27, 2018
    4 Stars. This one is charming. It?s London, World War II and Emmeline Lake dreams of being a war correspondent. Unfortunately, she has no experience as a journalist and no newspaper will hire her. Finally, she gets what she thinks is her big break, only to have it turn out to be a...
  • Bianca
    Jul 22, 2018
    I really expected and wanted to love this novel, as its main character is a young woman doing her bit for the war effort, during the WWII. Unfortunately, I found it predictable, overwritten, over-explained, and, generally speaking, I found our heroine, Emmeline Lake, overbearing and...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 05, 2018
    4 utterly charming stars to Dear Mrs. Bird! ? ? ? ? I never tire of World War II fiction. I say it in many of my reviews, but for posterity, my late grandparents were young people in the 1940s. Both grandfathers fought in WWII, and I feel like I can visit this time with the...
  • Jane
    Jul 07, 2018
    5 incredibly enthusiastic stars for Dear Mrs. Bird. I fell in love with Emmy, Bunty, and all the other characters in this story and when I realized I'd turned the last page, I was truly disappointed to be leaving their lives. I went into this book thinking it would be light and sil...
  • Holly  B
    Jun 03, 2018
    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 fe...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Sep 07, 2018
    DEAR MRS. BIRD by A.J. PEARCE was an absolutely wonderful, charming, fun, and for the most part an all around light-hearted read that immediately grabbed my attention and had me totally engaged right to the very end. Although there were definitely some very emotional, moving and heartb...
  • Louise Wilson
    Jun 16, 2018
    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...
  • Melisa
    Jul 03, 2018
    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.? - Fred Rogers All in all, this is a story about the helpers of World War 2 - amongst all the atrocities, there was a bit of li...
  • abby
    Feb 21, 2018
    "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
    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...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Sep 14, 2018
    3 stars. Charming. Witty. Entertaining. This was a light hearted romp in 1940?s London that centered around Emmeline (Emmy) Lake, a strong and determined young woman doing her part to help the war effort. Emmy finds herself employed as the typist for an eccentric and outrageous ad...
  • Lucy Langford
    Aug 27, 2018
    3*** This book is heartwarming and mostly uplifting, set in the grim times of the blitz. It pays homage to the women who volunteered and tried to go about their daily lives in London during WWII. Emmeline Lake is an ambitious young woman with her own desire to be a war corresponde...