Maisie Dobbs is ten! Can you believe it? Its been ten years since Jacqueline Winspear's fantastic, award winning novel, Maisie Dobbs, was published. To celebrate, Soho Crime has released a 10th anniversary edition:
"Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her earn admission to the prestigious Girton College in Cambridge, where Maisie planned to complete her education.
The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie trained as a nurse, then left for France to serve at the Front, where she found - and lost - an important part of herself. Ten year after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator, one who has learned that coincidences are meaningful, and truth elusive. Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but reveals something different.
In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a working farm known as The Retreat, that acts as a convalescent refuge for ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat, she must finally confront the ghost that has haunted her for over a decade."
After reading a summary like that, how could you not want to dive into Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear? I know that I will be settling into a comfy chair with a cuppa at my side and this book in hand later on tonight - and I can't wait! So, if you get the chance, definitely pick up a copy of Maisie Dobbs - you are going to love it!
Thank you to Soho Crime for providing me with a copy of this fantastic book!