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Dear Mrs Bird - AJ Pearce

Dear Mrs Bird - AJ Pearce

Title: Dear Mrs Bird

Author:  AJ Pearce

ISBN:  9781509853892

Weight:  681g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

A captivating debut from a sensational talent, sure to be one of the best-loved and most talked-about books of the year.

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…

Irresistibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs Bird is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

Peer & Press Reviews

A joy from start to finish.  Dear Mrs Bird is as funny as it is heart-warming.

John Boyne, author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

A joyfully uplifting and optimistic novel… a timely story of courage and good humour in adversity.


The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love…  It’ll be huge; it deserves to be.

Marian Keyes, author of The Break

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Dear Mrs Bird
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Very fine / Very fine
Signed: On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2019 - longlist

RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2019 – shortlist (inaugural year)

Comedy Women In Print Prize 2019 – longlist

British Book Awards 2019 – shortlist (debut book)

BAMB Readers Awards 2018 – shortlist (breakthrough author)

Media adaptation: Dear Mrs Bird will be adapted for television by 42 Management & Production, whose recent credits include Jerusalem (a post-war drama) and a new adaptation of Richard Adams’ Watership Down.
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781509853892
ISBN 10: 1509853898
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 303
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 145 x 31mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph: Alex James
Jacket design: Katie Tooke
Jacket illustration: Emily Sutton

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