On Sale: July 3, 2018
Featuring: Emmeline Lake
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Fiction | Historical
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
Prepare to fall head over heels for Emmy and her best
friend, Bunty, who are gutsy and spirited, even in the
face of a terrible blow. The irrepressible Emmy keeps
writing letters in this hilarious and enormously moving
tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and
ordinary people in extraordinary times.
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