DEAR MRS. BIRD
AJ Pearce Simon and Schuster
Set in London during World War II, we learn about Emmeline Lake who dreams about being a war correspondant and actually becomes a secret advice columnist in the process! Emmy and her best friend, Bunty continue to do their part for the war effort and maintain cheerful dispositions despite the fact that they hear the nightly raids made by German planes.
Emmy answers an ad in the newspaper thinking that her dream of being a Lady Emmy answers an ad in the newspaper thinking that her dream of being a Lady War Correspondant is about to become true and finds that in an epic misunderstanding that she is typing letters for Henrietta Bird, the paper's known advice columnist of Woman's Friend magazine.
Mrs. Bird tells her that letters that are not appropriate must go into the trash. But when Emmy reads the pleas of women who have engaged too far with the wrong man, (those who dont want to let their children be evacuated that) she begins to write to them secretly even though she knows she shouldn't.