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Released June 24, 2021
ISBN 9781509853946

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From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for sequel, Yours Cheerfully. Charming, heart-warming and hilarious, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for.

'At last, something to look forward to! A new book by AJ Pearce is a guaranteed delight!' - Annie Barrows, author of the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


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.


Every bit as funny, heartwarming, and touching as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship, a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.

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A. J. Pearce

A.J. Pearce was born in Hampshire, UK. She majored in American History at the University of Sussex, spending her Junior Year at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA.

She began writing as a hobby in 2005. In 2012 she came across a 1939 copy of a weekly women’s magazine and had the idea of writing a novel set in wartime London.

In 2016, following a seven-publisher auction in the UK, Dear Mrs Bird was acquired by Picador, and in the USA by Scribner after a similarly competitive auction. Dear Mrs Bird was published in hardback in the UK in April 2018, becoming a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller two weeks later. It has been sold for translation in thirteen other countries.

AJ was one of The Observer's New Faces Of Fiction Debut Novelists 2018, and was shortlisted in the Breakthrough Author category in the UK's 2018 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. Dear Mrs Bird was chosen as one of NetGalley UK's Top Ten Books of 2018, and shortlisted in the US LibraryReads Favorites of Favorites 2018.

In 2019, Dear Mrs Bird was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. It was shortlisted for the Debut of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards as well as the Royal Society of Literature Sir Christopher Bland Prize, and long listed for the inaugural Comedy Women in Print award.

In July 2019 it was further longlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, and the Historical Writers' Association's Debut Crown 2019 for the best historical debut.AJ is currently writing her second novel, the sequel to Dear Mrs Bird.

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