Mrs Porter Calling

AJ Pearce

23 May 2024
9781035000807
352 pages

Synopsis

Mrs Porter Calling is the uplifting and heartwarming third historical novel from AJ Pearce, the beloved author of Dear Mrs Bird

'Brilliant, utterly charming and uplifting’ - Jill Mansell, author of Rumour Has It
'A pleasure you’d be daft to deny yourself’ - Mail on Sunday
'Heartbreaking yet feel-good' - Woman & Home

London, April 1943.

Emmy Lake is most definitely Doing Her Bit for the war effort. The readers of her magazine, Woman’s Friend, are facing the hardships of life on the Home Front and they need Emmy and her support more than ever. But when a glamorous new owner arrives at Woman’s Friend, Emmy soon realizes that the Honourable Mrs Porter could destroy everything.

And then tragedy strikes. As Emmy’s own happiness turns to devastation, she must ask herself if she can find the strength to keep going. Can she save the magazine so many people love? And can she weather her own heartbreak?

'If ever there was a book to cheer a heart, it’s Mrs Porter Calling’ - Milly Johnson, author of My One True North
'A winning combination of warmth, humour and a compelling story of the power of friendship' - Katie Fforde, author of Going Dutch

Both hilarious and heart-wrenchingly sad, this charming book is an utter delight.
Being on Team Emmy makes you feel like you are part of her tight circle of friends.
AJ Pearce has created a great boo-hiss villainess in Mrs Porter for her third Emmy Lake book . . . This is at heart a cosy, jolly diversion in the best Joyce Grenfell tradition.