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The Times bestseller Yours Cheerfully is the charming and hilarious tonic we’ve all been waiting for.
‘The best possible antidote for the blahs, the doldrums, all slumps, all dumps… Loved. Every. Word.’
Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry
London, September, 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Mrs Henrietta Bird, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake at Woman’s Friend magazine. And while the war rages on, Emmy is even firmer that she must do all she can to help on the Home Front. As ever, she is determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit female supporters to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to help.
But when she and best friend Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma: should she carry out her duty or stand by her friends?
‘Buoyant and bubbly, a tonic in testing times’ Mail on Sunday
‘A brilliant follow up to Dear Mrs Bird’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Absolutely lovely!’ Marian Keyes
‘Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made’ Katie Fforde
At last, something to look forward to! A new book by AJ Pearce is a guaranteed delight! -- Annie Barrows, author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society I loved Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird, and this is the charming sequel, which continues the adventures of aspiring journalist Emmeline Lake now that the formidable Mrs Bird has departed Woman's Friend magazine . . . A celebration of female friendship and solidarity in the toughest of times -- Alice O'Keeffe * Bookseller, Editor's Choice * Yours Cheerfully is such a tonic - as comforting and uplifting as an old MGM movie. Just what the nation needs to boost our spirits! So much fun and a breath of fresh air! I loved every minute -- Tor Udall, author of A Thousand Paper Birds Our plucky heroine Emmeline Lake is back in the sequel to one of my favourite novels, Dear Mrs Bird. It's full of the cheerful bravery and good humour that makes AJ Pearce's writing so special, with punch-the-air moments set against the sadness and loss of war. I gobbled up Yours Cheerfully and finished it with the feeling that the world is a wonderful place, really -- Julie Cohen, author of The Two Lives of Louis and Louise Yours Cheerfully is full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made. I absolutely loved it! -- Katie Fforde 'Once again, AJ Pearce has provided us with a beautifully escapist read - Yours Cheerfully is a balm for the soul in these troubling times. I adore Emmy, Bunty, Mr Collins and the gang and it was a treat to be transported back into their company. Uplifting, funny and warm - just the ticket!' -- Tracy Rees Brimming with charm, wit, and poignancy, Yours Cheerfully is a wartime story of women's strength and friendship that touches deeply and shines with heart. Emmy Lake is a character for the ages -- Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings Yours Cheerfully is an absolute joy and the perfect novel for this moment. Like Emmy herself, the sequel to Dear Mrs Bird is bursting with good humour and kindness. I loved it -- Shelley Harris Yours Cheerfully is a joyful world I happily escaped into. Engrossing, engaging and charming. I finished reading with a smile, ready for anything -- Ericka Waller, author of Dog Days Batten down the hatches and disappear into this wonderful world of yesteryear. I thought Dear Mrs Bird was unbeatable but I was wrong. Yours Cheerfully is FABULOUS -- Milly Johnson Yours Cheerfully is pure pleasure. Old chums Emmy and Bunty give us a proper comfort-read of a novel brimming with courage, vim, good humour, and above all the healing power of friendship. It's wonderful -- Emma Stonex Yours Cheerfully is a triumph! Warm, moving, and funny, AJ Pearce brilliantly conjures the resilience of the human spirit and Blitz togetherness without ever slipping into sentimentality. Genius! -- Jane Wenham-Jones I devoured Yours Cheerfully. It has bone-deep charm, a sense of the ridiculous and cunning beguilement . . . it will make a lot of readers happy -- Elizabeth Buchan An absolute delight! I loved Dear Mrs Bird and was thrilled to spend more time with Emmy and Bunty in Yours Cheerfully. AJ Pearce shines a light on the hardships that women factory workers faced during World War II, an echo to the plight of working mothers today. Endearing, poignant, and relevant, this uplifting novel is a treat! -- Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library I adored AJ Pearce's Dear Mrs Bird and this is the brilliant sequel, so I am indeed cheerful -- Jill Mansell
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