A United Front
Yours Cheerfully by A.J.Pearce is the most charming historical novel and the second book in the Dear Mrs Bird series. I recommend reading book one first as the second book starts where Dear Mrs Bird ended in 1941 and is a continuation.
The war is at its height. As the men go off to fight, the women must step into their factory roles. The women are all keen to do their bit but they face the problem of childcare. For war widows the situation is dire, there were no widows pensions, if they didn’t work, they couldn’t eat.
In spite of the hardships the women pull together to campaign for government childcare. There is a wonderful camaraderie. Emmy, whom we met in book one, is rapidly establishing herself as a serious journalist with a social conscience.Continue reading