Mrs Porter Calling (Hardback)AJ Pearce (author)
Heartwarming and winningly nostalgic, the third instalment of the hugely popular Emmy Lake Chronicles finds our redoutable wartime heroine battling an overbearing new owner at Woman's Friend.
The heartwarming, moving and uplifting new story of friendship, love and finding courage when all seems lost from AJ Pearce.
London, April 1943.
Emmy Lake is an agony aunt at Woman's Friend magazine, doing all she can to help readers as they face the challenges of wartime life. With her column thriving and a team of women behind her, Emmy finally feels she is Doing Her Bit.
But when the glamourous new owner arrives, everything changes. Charming her way around editor Guy Collins, Emmy quickly realises the Honourable Mrs Cressida Porter plans to destroy everything readers love about the magazine.
With her best friends by her side, Emmy must work out how she can bring everyone together and save Woman's Friend before it's too late.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 37 mm
I raced through Mrs Porter Calling, it is just brilliant, so utterly charming and uplifting . . . all I want is for Emmy and Bunty to be my friends! -- Jill Mansell
[A] charming, comforting book, which never shies away from the horrors and the losses of the war. -- Sarra Manning * Red *
AJ Pearce has not lost her touch. Mrs Porter Calling is a winning combination of warmth, humour and a compelling story of the power of friendship. This book really is a joy. -- Katie Fforde
A pleasure you'd be daft to deny yourself . . . Pearce has hit on a winning blend of irrepressible fizz and poignant period charm. * Mail on Sunday *
Heartbreaking yet feel-good, we loved it. * Woman & Home *
. . . beautifully warm and genuine, and with just enough jeopardy to make this wonderful read all the more satisfying. Sheer perfection. * Heat *
The third book in the Emmy Lake Chronicles series, which started with Dear Mrs Bird, is a ray of sunshine. * Good Housekeeping *
Being on Team Emmy makes you feel like you are part of her tight circle of friends. * The Lady *
Both hilarious and heart-wrenchingly sad, this charming book is an utter delight. * Heat *
If ever there was a book to cheer a heart, it's Mrs Porter Calling. Touching, beyond charming, meticulously researched and full of the best one-liners, it is playful, perky, poignant and perfect. I love, love, LOVED it. -- Milly Johnson
A beautiful story of love and friendship. -- Jo Thomas, author of Retreat to the Spanish Sun
AJ's writing just goes from strength to strength and I can't wait for her next one - such a poignantly happy ending to a perfect book! -- Catherine Jones, author of Fates and Fortunes in Little Woodford
Humorous and sharp, poignant and profound, it is a book that will stay in my heart and on my shelf, and I suspect will become a very battered comfort-read, to be returned to whenever my spirit needs a lift or I need a good old sob. -- Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour
A book to sink into. With Emmy and Bunty by your side you know you are in safe hands. Smashing! -- Sally Page
Wonderful . . . I loved Mrs Porter Calling. I cheered for Emmy, I laughed and cried with her - I was with her every step of the way. In a series bursting with warmth and compassion, I think this book might be the best yet. -- Shelley Harris
This is such a wonderful, touching, funny, gorgeous book. I couldn't put it down. I honestly think the books are getting better each time, which is so amazing. -- Anne Booth, author of Small Miracles
I loved AJ Pearce's previous novels in the series, Dear Mrs Bird and Yours Cheerfully but I have to say Mrs Porter Calling is absolutely glorious. So spectacularly joyful, uplifting and just the treat I needed. I found I couldn't wait to get back to it once I'd started - I absolutely loved it.' -- Tracy Rees, author of The Elopement
Emmy Lake is back in the popular wartime series - and we couldn't be more thrilled . . . Heartbreaking yet feel-good and thoroughly enjoyable, we loved it. -- Zoe West * Woman's Weekly *
Clear a space on the shelf reserved for your favorite comfort books. Mrs. Porter Calling is the rare novel that manages to be deep as it is delightful. Funny, endearing, heartbreaking, and uplifting - it's a thoroughly entrancing story about friendship, work, and finding the best in life, even during the worst of times. -- Nina de Gramont, author of The Christie Affair
With quirky, lovable characters, this story is moving, humorous and utterly uplifting! * Candis *
Fizzing with charm, warmth and plenty of humour this is a delight to read - and the sad moments are all the more impactful and poignant when set against the backdrop of such simple joy. * My Weekly Special *
I've loved all of the books in the fabulous series and this one is a true delight - full of joy and memorable characters. A superb read, I love the camaraderie between Emmy and her friends. I can't wait to read more about Emmy Lake - hopefully she'll be reunited with the lovely Charles soon! -- Top Review in My Weekly
The third instalment in this heartwarming series. * Best *
Heartbreaking, yet feel-good and very enjoyable. * Woman *
The third book in the Emmy Lake Chronicles delivers once again, and is full of laughter and tears. * The Sun *
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