Oct 18, 2018
Our guest this time is AJ Pearce, the author of Dear Mrs. Bird , a lovely novel about female friendship set in World War II's London. Emmy is determined to be a Lady War Correspondent, but instead finds herself working for the redoubtable Mrs Bird at the problem page of a Women's Magazine. AJ spoke to me about how she put herself in the shoes of women who lived during the blitz, the challenges of using real events in her fiction, and her own favourite World War II novels.
Books Mentioned on the Podcast:
Dear Mrs. Bird, by AJ Pearce
Cheerfulness Breaks In, by Elizabeth E. Wein
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne
Code Name Verity, by Angela Thirkell
Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams
Pigeon Pie, by Nancy Mitford
Louis & Louise, by Julie Cohen
If Only I Could Tell You, by Hannah Beckerman
The Doll Factory, by Elizabeth Macneal
The Book of the Year 2018: Your Definitive Guide to the World’s Weirdest News, by No Such Thing As a Fish
Brief Answers to the Big Questions, by Stephen Hawking
The Life and Times of a Very British Man, by Kamel Ahmed.
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
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