Out on 24 June 2021

Yours Cheerfully

AJ Pearce

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24 June 2021
9781509853946
352 pages
Synopsis

From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for follow up. Charming, hilarious and inspiring, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for.

'Sweet, heart-warming and uplifting . . . Absolutely lovely!' - Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups
'Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made' - Katie Fforde, author of Wedding Season

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.

Yours Cheerfully is as sweet, heartwarming and uplifting as the first book. Absolutely lovely! And if you haven't read Dear Mrs Bird yet, do so, without delay!

Marian Keyes

At last, something to look forward to! A new book by AJ Pearce is a guaranteed delight!

Annie Barrows, author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Full of good-spirited humour from the quirky to the laugh out loud, combined with heart rending and poignant moments. The sadness and loss of war are beautifully set against the strength of women, their friendships, and their love. Wonderful

Dinah Jefferies