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Dear Mrs. Bird

Pearce, A. J
This book is set in London, England in 1940 during WWII. It was a time when people were trying to hang on to a normalcy of life amidst air raids, and bombs falling in their neighbourhoods. Emmy Lake works as an operator for the Auxiliary Fire Services but dreams of becoming a war correspondent. When she answers a job ad for what she thinks is at The London Evening Chronicle, she accidentally applies to work as a typist for Woman’s Friend magazine (same building). Her job is to weed out any letters from readers that venture into topics that are deemed unpleasant before handing them to the columnist Henrietta Bird. However, Emmy finds herself wanting to help these women with unpleasant problems and secretly answer these letters herself. This is a heartwarming story about friendship at a time when women were called upon to help keep the world turning with courage and kindness. If you loved the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you will love this one, too.
Jennifer (Staff) (Clemens Mill Library)