Yours Cheerfully

AJ Pearce

07 July 2022
368 pages


Comforting, charming and hilarious, Yours Cheerfully is the tonic we've all been waiting for, from AJ Pearce, the beloved author of Dear Mrs Bird.

‘Loved. Every. Word.' - Bonnie Garmus, author of
Lessons in Chemistry

London, 1941. For plucky, determined Emmy Lake, working at Woman's Friend magazine has become everything she dreamed. There's a break in the bombing at last and her best friend Bunty, injured during a raid on central London, is getting better. Now Emmy can get on and Do Her Bit.

When the Ministry of Information calls on Woman's Friend to help recruit women to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled, but then she meets a young war widow working in a munitions factory and it becomes clear that she and her friends at the factory have a story of their own to tell. Suddenly Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma: should she carry out her duty to her country or stand by her new friends?

'Buoyant . . . a tonic in testing times' – Mail on Sunday
'A brilliant follow up to Dear Mrs Bird' – Clare Mackintosh
'Absolutely lovely!' – Marian Keyes
'Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made' – Katie Fforde

Buoyant and bubbly, a tonic in testing times
Absolutely lovely! And if you haven't read Dear Mrs Bird yet, do so, without delay!
AJ Pearce captures the wartime spirit perfectly