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Book Review – Dear Mrs Bird

Cover image for Dear Mrs Bird / A J Pearce.

By AJ Pearce

Set in 1940s London, Emmy has grand ambitions to be a war correspondent. She jumps at the chance to work at a newspaper, but is very disappointed to learn the role is typing up Agony Aunt style replies to readers’ letters, written by the formidable Mrs Bird. When Emmy is unhappy with Mrs Bird’s replies to sad and impressionable young readers, she takes matter into her own hands. Charming, witty , with a handful of lines that made my laugh out loud, I loved Dear Mrs Bird. The first person narration from the warm and lovely Emmy feels like chatting with a best friend.

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Book Review – The Things We Cannot Say

By Kelly Rimmer

Alice has plenty on her plate. She is juggling the demands of modern life which include a son with autism. Tragedy strikes when her elderly Polish grandmother has a stroke. The grandmother begs her to seek out their relatives in Poland. At first Alice is reluctant but quickly relishes the chance to travel and reevaluate her life. The story also deals with Alina who lives in Nazi occupied Poland. She is in love with Tomasz but he is on the run from the Nazis and they become separated. The two stories become entwined as Alice discovers a big secret in her grandmother’s past. I found this a moving and enthralling story and did not predict the ending.

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