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Dear Mrs Bird Paperback – 27 Dec 2018

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A winning wartime romp . . . as hilarious as it is moving. Emmy is actually charming. When her upper lip in spite of everything wobbles, the reader’s will, too. Finally, the novel’s spirit is madly winning, and its foregrounding of wartime women seems spiffingly modern. (Guardian)

The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love . . . It is going to be huge; it deserves to be (Marian Keyes, author of The Break)

This story of female friendship is just the tonic for that jaded feeling that the world is ugly and mad. (The Times)

If I had only known how much I used to be going to adore Dear Mrs Bird, I wouldn’t have gobbled it down all at once. Funny, fresh, and touching, Dear Mrs Bird is a treat of a read. It has ruined me for all the books I’m supposed to be reading. Where will I find another novel so fresh and delightful? (Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society)

A joyfully uplifting and optimistic novel . . . a timely story of courage and good humour in adversity. (Observer)

A marvellous treat. Charming and delightful. (Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina)

When we need it most, Dear Mrs Bird is a wonderful, uplifting novel and, like its heroine, its breathless, giddy tone has real depth and heart. In the very worst of times, Britain’s ‘finest generation’ all the time found the light in the darkness, which is an important message worth remembering all through our own worst times. (Sarra Manning Red)

Here’s a refreshing take on the Second World War novel. Dear Mrs Bird is charming without being twee, full of fun and heart, and will being you to tears. (Sarah Shaffi Stylist)

Dear Mrs Bird is an adorable novel, charming, funny, and uplifting . . . Catch a cold immediately and retire to bed with it (Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted To Tell You)

Irresistibly charming and delightful (Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You)

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An irresistibly funny, charming and moving debut from a sensational talent, one of the most best-loved and most talked about books of the year.

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The Richard & Judy Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller’The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love’ Marian KeyesLondon, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt at Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs Bird refuses to read, let alone answer, letters containing any form of Unpleasantness, and definitely not those from the lovelorn, grief-stricken or morally conflicted. But the thought of these desperate women waiting for an answer at this most desperate of times becomes unattainable for Emmy to ignore. She decides she simply must help and secretly starts to write back – finally, what harm could that possibly do?’A proper comfort read’ India Knight’A joy from start to finish. Dear Mrs Bird is as funny as it is heart-warming’ John Boyne

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