Andrea’s Pick of the Week: Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce

In 1940 London, as the German army mercilessly bombs the city, young Emmy Lake takes a job at a women’s magazine for the advice columnist Henrietta Bird. Large and intimidating, the elderly Mrs. Bird brooks no complaints and does not accept any letters that involve “Unpleasantness.” Her list of unacceptable topics is extensive, covering anything…