Yours Cheerfully: Adult fiction reviewed

Yours Cheerfully: Adult fiction reviewed

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Read & reviewed by Karen (retired Bookseller); Set in 1941 wartime London, Emmeline Lake is working for a Womens Friend magazine embarking on the challenging roll of a young advice columnist.  In her work she meets women working in the factories servicing the war effort.

A tribute to the strength of woman, friendships, humour and love in extraordinary times.  A wonderfully heart warning story.

From the bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird comes a sequel, Yours Cheerfully. An inspirational, funny and uplifting story of courage at the height of World War Two.

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.


Historical fiction, Romance, Humorous fiction, Narrative theme: Love and relationships

Age: From 18 years


AJ Pearce

352 pages

H: 234mm W: 153mm Spine: 28mm

Weight: 434 grams