“Funny, fresh, and touching, Dear Mrs. Bird is a pitch-perfect pleasure. It’s a rare and wonderful thing to read a book that seems to live properly in its era.”
—Annie Barrows, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
“A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful.”
—Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina
“A joy from start to finish. Dear Mrs. Bird is as funny as it is heartwarming.”
—John Boyne, author of The Heart's Invisible Furies
"I relished every moment of Dear Mrs. Bird. What a joy! Hilarious, heartwarming, and unutterably charming."
—Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
“Charming and funny.”
—New York Post
“There is more to this very English novel than first meets the eye . . . a delightful read — funny and poignant . . . It is about the home front during war, yes, but even more it is about the strength of women, the importance of friendship and the toll of stoicism.
—Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Vividly evocative of wartime life… a very English tribute to the women of the homefront.” —Kirkus
“Fans of Jojo Moyes will enjoy Pearce’s debut, with its plucky female characters and fresh portrait of women’s lives in wartime Britain.”
"Set against a backdrop of war-torn London, this is a charming and heartfelt novel. Pearce brings to life a tale of true friendship, and how love will outlast even the most challenging times."
"The sweetest, most uplifting, lovely book about courage, friendship, love."
"Clever... The novel has a wonderfully droll tone, a reminder of the exuberance of youth even under dire circumstances. Headlined by its winning lead character, who always keeps carrying on, Pearce’s novel is a delight."
"Emmeline Lake, the heroine of Dear Mrs. Bird, is the most endearing character to emerge from the world of British fiction since Bridget Jones. She’s funny, she’s indefatigable, and she faces the worst of circumstances with the pluckiest of resolves. You cannot help but love her."—Kimmery Martin, author of The Queen of Hearts
"A winning wartime romp, as hilarious as it is moving . . . the novel's spirit is madly winning, and its foregrounding of wartime women seems spiffingly modern."
“Books that make you shake with laughter and sob with tears are rare. I gulped this one down but didn’t stop thinking about it for a long time.”
—Katie Fforde, author of A Secret Garden
“Utterly charming and helplessly funny.”
—Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner
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