The Resource Dear Mrs. Bird, AJ Pearce

Dear Mrs. Bird, AJ Pearce

Label
Dear Mrs. Bird
Title
Dear Mrs. Bird
Statement of responsibility
AJ Pearce
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1940. 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. Emmy finds herself dismissing problems from lovelorn, grief-stricken and morally conflicted readers in favour of those who fear their ankles are unsightly or have trouble untangling lengths of wool. But soon the thought of desperate women going unanswered becomes too much to bear and Emmy decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back ..
Summary
An adventurous young woman takes a typist job to assist the war effort and lands in the employ of a renowned advice columnist before she begins secretly replying to heart-wrenching letters rejected as unsuitable
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638204
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearce, A. J.
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's periodicals
  • Advice columnists
  • Female friendship
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Dear Mrs. Bird, AJ Pearce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061552637
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509853908
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991680800
Label
Dear Mrs. Bird, AJ Pearce
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061552637
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509853908
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991680800

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