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Summary

The Times Top 10 Best Seller
From the Sunday Times best-selling author of Dear Mrs Bird comes Yours Cheerfully, the charming and hilarious tonic we've all been waiting for! 

London, September, 1941. 

Following the departure of the formidable editor, Henrietta Bird, from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend, Bunty, is still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, but bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It.

When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty, and standing by her friends.

Every bit as funny, touching and cheering as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship, a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.

©2021 AJ Pearce (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic reviews

"Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made." (Katie Fforde, author of Wedding Season)

"Sweet, heart-warming and uplifting.... Absolutely lovely!" (Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups)

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Lovely sequel!

This is a continuation of the delightful Dear Mrs Bird which continues to recreate life in WW2 from the perspective of a young woman journalist. It is a lovely mixture of war story, social commentary and romance. The dialogue and manners reflect the times beautifully. It finishes in Christmas 1942, so there MUST be a third book on the way - I do hope so!

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A little too saccharine.

A sweet story and tension does build in the end if ever soooooo slowly. I loved Mrs Bird but this seems a poorer relation, not enough substance.
An easy sweet listen if this is what you are looking for.

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Wonderful!

As I did with Dear Mrs Bird, I have run through a gamut of emotions. It is such a fantastic book, filled with sadness, happiness, excitement and joy. I do hope AJ Pearce will be writing another book in the series.

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‘Cheerful’ but not always believable

This book is the most lighthearted wartime story that I’ve read yet. But if you want a believable storyline with a bit of depth, and credible characters - try another book.