'Emmy and Bunty are back, in this welcome sequel to the wonderful Dear Mrs. Bird. As the war rages on, Emmy moves up the ranks at Woman’s Friend, penning features on jobs for women at munitions factories. What begins as a government-endorsed initiative for encouraging women to join the war effort soon turns into a fight for female workers’ rights and Emmy once again finds herself in hot water. A page-turning adventure with a whole lot of heart – the perfect summer read.' - Recommended by Caoilfhionn Fay, Dubray Head Office.
From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for follow up, Yours Cheerfully. Charming, heart-warming and hilarious, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for. 'Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made' - Katie Fforde London, September, 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Henrietta Bird, from Woman's Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy's best friend Bunty, is still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, but bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain's women's magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty, and standing by her friends. Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship, a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.