Mrs Porter Calling - The Wartime Chronicles (Paperback)
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Mrs Porter Calling - The Wartime Chronicles (Paperback)

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Published: 23/05/2024
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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.

London, April 1943.

Emmy Lake is most definitely Doing Her Bit for the war effort. The readers of her magazine, Woman’s Friend, are facing the hardships of life on the Home Front and they need Emmy and her support more than ever. But when a glamorous new owner arrives at Woman’s Friend, Emmy soon realizes that the Honourable Mrs Porter could destroy everything.

And then tragedy strikes. As Emmy’s own happiness turns to devastation, she must ask herself if she can find the strength to keep going. Can she save the magazine so many people love? And can she weather her own heartbreak?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781035000807
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Both hilarious and heart-wrenchingly sad, this charming book is an utter delight. - Heat

Being on Team Emmy makes you feel like you are part of her tight circle of friends. - The Lady

AJ Pearce has created a great boo-hiss villainess in Mrs Porter for her third Emmy Lake book . . . This is at heart a cosy, jolly diversion in the best Joyce Grenfell tradition. - The Times

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

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

The third book in the Emmy Lake Chronicles series, which started with Dear Mrs Bird, is a ray of sunshine. - Good Housekeeping

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

Heartbreaking yet feel-good, we loved it. - Woman & Home

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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“An absolute delight..”

This is the third instalment of the Emma Lake series and like the other two it is a total delight to read.
It was wonderful to return to the headquarters of the Women’s Friend magazine, dealing with the nation’s... More

Hardback edition
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“Lovely to spend time with Emmy and Bunts again!”

I read the first two books in the Emmy Lake series back to back last year and was excited when I heard there was a new one out. AJ Pearce gives us a light-hearted look at everyday life for people living with the War... More

Hardback edition
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“Still as good as the first book.”

When we first met Emmy Lake she was a dreamer who fantasised about being a Lady War Correspondent. Now, by rhe third book of the series she's been worn and honed by years of war. She's now a very competent,... More

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