AJ Pearce at Ilkley Literature Festival

ÒThe literary tonic of the yearÓ Ð The Observer London, 1940. Emmeline finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, renowned agony aunt of WomanÕs Friend and letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the binÉ Irresistibly funny and enormously moving, A.J. Pearce talks about her first novel Dear Mrs Bird, a love letter to female friendship, Blitz spirit, the kindness of strangers and the art of letterwriting itself.