Join us for a cream tea with bestselling author A.J Pearce as she talks about her new novel Mrs Porter Calling, a heartwarming, moving and uplifting story of friendship, love and finding courage when all seems lost.

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.

AJ Pearce’s first novel, Dear Mrs Bird, was a Sunday Times and international bestseller. It was shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut of the Year and the Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown for best historical debut. Following on from Yours Cheerfully, Dear Mrs Porter is the third instalment in the Emmy Lake Chronicles.

Tickets include tea/coffee with scone jam & cream.


Tickets: £12 without book (Admits One, includes cream tea. £5 redeemable against a signed copy of Mrs Porter Calling) or £22 with book (Admits One, includes cream tea & a signed copy of Mrs Porter Calling)

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