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Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel

Author: A J Pearce
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pearce, A.J . (Amanda-Jane) author.
Dear Mrs. Bird.
New York : Scribner, 2018
(DLC) 2018010911
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A J Pearce
ISBN: 9781501170089 1501170082
OCLC Number: 1029771231
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Chapter 1: An Advertisement in the Newspaper; Chapter 2: Mr. Collins, Features and Editor at Large; Chapter 3: Yours Sincerely, Mrs. H. Bird; Chapter 4: Mrs. Bird Will Help; Chapter 5: Dear in a Muddle; Chapter 6: People Are Not Always Good Sorts; Chapter 7: A Quandary over next Steps; Chapter 8: A Rumour of Pineapple Chunks; Chapter 9: We Don't Know a Harold; Chapter 10: Please Call Me Charles; Chapter 11: A Bad Night at the Station; Chapter 12: Half of It's Just Bloody Gone; Chapter 13: An Absolute Comfort to Know; Chapter 14: To Us, Emmy Lake Chapter 15: I Know What I'm DoingChapter 16: Impersonating an Editress; Chapter 17: The Safest and Gayest Restaurant in Town; Chapter 18: Someone Shone a Torch; Chapter 19: It Was Our Turn; Chapter 20: Trust Me, Write; Chapter 21: War Was Foul; Chapter 22: Yours Ever, Mrs. Wardynski; Chapter 23: With Much Love, Emmy; Chapter 24: Dear Mrs. Bird, Please Might You Help?; Chapter 25: My Name Is Mrs. Eileen Tredmore; Chapter 26: Absolutely Nothing to Lose; Chapter 27: Lord Overton Himself; Chapter 28: You Never Gave Up; Author's Note; Reading Group Guide; Acknowledgements; About the Author
Responsibility: A J Pearce.

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"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 can't 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"--

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