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Publisher's Summary

The Times Top 10 Best Seller
From the Sunday Times best-selling author of Dear Mrs Bird comes Yours Cheerfully, the charming and hilarious tonic we've all been waiting for! 

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, touching and cheering 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.

©2021 AJ Pearce (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Critic Reviews

"Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made." (Katie Fforde, author of Wedding Season)

"Sweet, heart-warming and uplifting.... Absolutely lovely!" (Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups)

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  • Sue
  • 07-13-21

Lovely sequel!

This is a continuation of the delightful Dear Mrs Bird which continues to recreate life in WW2 from the perspective of a young woman journalist. It is a lovely mixture of war story, social commentary and romance. The dialogue and manners reflect the times beautifully. It finishes in Christmas 1942, so there MUST be a third book on the way - I do hope so!

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  • C S.
  • 08-12-21

Yours Cheerfully

A very successful sequel although it can be read independently of the first book, Dear Mrs Bird.

I really enjoyed listening to this. The characters are relatable and you get a feeling of camaraderie, war time spirit and the devotion of good friendships.

Highly recommended.


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  • K. Melton
  • 12-04-21

bloody loved it

Just like Dear Mrs Bird, this is totally jolly hockey sticks but with such substance. The characters show immense resilience and caring and I love the determination, strength and overall good natured positivity.

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  • kitcatmail
  • 11-08-21

The narration is spoiling this for me.

I read the first book myself, and if it weren't for wanting to listen to it on my commute I'd give up on this recording. In my mind, Emmy is chatty and lively but this narration is quite pompous and over-enunciated.

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  • ML
  • 09-12-21

A captivating work

I thoroughly enjoyed AJ Pearce's sequel to Dear Mrs Bird. Very well researched and thoroughly engaging.

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  • Trevelyan
  • 08-02-21

Brilliant!!

Charming, nostalgic, gentle and uplifting!. I thoroughly enjoyed this story (as I did the first in this series) and happily drifted off to sleep every night with Emmy and friends. I do so hope that there will be more to follow....
My only slight criticism concerns the narrator who I found irritating. I feel sure there are better actresses available for this role.

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  • Mrs
  • 07-21-21

A little too saccharine.

A sweet story and tension does build in the end if ever soooooo slowly. I loved Mrs Bird but this seems a poorer relation, not enough substance.
An easy sweet listen if this is what you are looking for.

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  • The peachy one
  • 07-19-21

Wonderful!

As I did with Dear Mrs Bird, I have run through a gamut of emotions. It is such a fantastic book, filled with sadness, happiness, excitement and joy. I do hope AJ Pearce will be writing another book in the series.

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  • Sara
  • 07-13-21

‘Cheerful’ but not always believable

This book is the most lighthearted wartime story that I’ve read yet. But if you want a believable storyline with a bit of depth, and credible characters - try another book.