Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller

A marvellous treat. Charming and Delightful.’ – Nina Stibbe, Author of Love, Nina

‘A joyfully uplifting and optimistic novel . . . a timely story of courage and good humor in adversity’ – Observer

‘Delivering a blend of humor, bravery, friendship and desperate heartbreak, Dear Mrs Bird made me laugh out loud on one page, while on the next brought a lump to my throat . . . I genuinely loved every word’ – Dinah Jefferies, Author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

LONDON, 1941. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance – but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman’s Friend magazine.

Mrs Bird is very clear: letters containing any form of Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back . . .

Dear Mrs Bird is a wonderful, lighthearted story tightly sewn together with a cast of wonderful characters. Fun and funny without losing any substance, and perfect for fans of ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ we’re sure that this book will put a smile on your face!