The Story of a Book: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

The Story of a Book: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce
  • The Methodist church, Chipping Norton
    The Methodist church
    Chipping Norton, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 28/04/2018 14:00 - 28/04/2018 14:00

Dear Mrs Bird is one of this year's hottest debuts; it's the delightful wartime story of aspiring journalist Emmeline Lake. It was conceived when author AJ Pearce found a 1939 edition of Woman's Own. Join AJ, her publicist Camilla Elworthy, and agent Jo Unwin to trace the journey from initial idea to seven-publisher auction to the book itself.

About AJ Pearce

AJ Pearce grew up in Hampshire and studied at the University of Sussex. A chance discovery of a 1939 woman's magazine became the inspiration for her ever-growing collection and her first novel Dear Mrs Bird. She now lives in the south of England.