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To start with, a delegation from Lambeth, scene of Maisie’s childhood, visits her to engage her services as an investigator to find out how a young man died in a paper factory. The other two plot lines, one more personal to her than the other, has Maisie questioning her own motives and standards as well as her relationship with her lover; and the last involving the stealth campaign of Winston Churchill to prepare Great Britain for the possible war with Nazi Germany.
The book is equal to its predecessors in characterization and human interest. Obviously, it is more political in tone than its forerunners, given the time in which it takes place: the depression era and rise of Adolf Hitler. While Maisie’s introspections may be overdone, they certainly are in keeping with the character.
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Posted April 19, 2012
A delicious treat and not fattening
I am enchanted with the Maisie Dobbs series and with each new publication I am more in love with the books. Ms. Winspear weaves events and settings into the plot with a delicate touch and a depth of knowledge of the era.
Maisie is a well developed character and keeps deepening and growing with each book.
A great, guiltless pleasure.
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Posted March 17, 2012
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