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, September 1941. For plucky, determined Emmy Lake, working at Woman’s Friend magazine has become everything she dreamed, especially since the departure of the magazine’s formidable editor, Henrietta Bird. Now Emmy really can get on and Do Her Bit.

When the Ministry of Information calls on Woman’s Friend to help recruit female supporters to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled, but soon she and best friend Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the real challenges that women war workers face. Suddenly Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma: should she carry out her duty or stand by her friends?

'Absolutely lovely!' – Marian Keyes
'Buoyant . . . a tonic in testing times' – Mail on Sunday

'A brilliant follow up to Dear Mrs Bird' – Clare Mackintosh
'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