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The Resource Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel, A J Pearce

Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel, A J Pearce

Label
Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel
Title
Dear Mrs. Bird
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
A J Pearce
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles"--
Summary
An adventurous young woman takes a typist job to assist the war effort and lands in the employ of a renowned advice columnist before she begins secretly replying to heart-wrenching letters rejected as unsuitable
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638204
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearce, A. J.
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6116.E675
LC item number
D33 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Advice columnists
  • Female friendship
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel, A J Pearce
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781501170065
Lccn
2018010911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1011680712
  • (OCoLC)1011680712
Label
Dear Mrs. Bird : a novel, A J Pearce
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781501170065
Lccn
2018010911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1011680712
  • (OCoLC)1011680712

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