The Resource Maisie Dobbs : a novel, Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs : a novel, Jacqueline Winspear

Label
Maisie Dobbs : a novel
Title
Maisie Dobbs
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Winspear
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 years 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 very 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
Member of
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2004.
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120603
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winspear, Jacqueline
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PR6123.I575
LC item number
M35 2003
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Maisie Dobbs mystery
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dobbs, Maisie
  • Dobbs, Maisie
  • Women private investigators
  • Lady's maids
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • London (England)
  • Lady's maids
  • Veterans
  • Women private investigators
  • England
Label
Maisie Dobbs : a novel, Jacqueline Winspear
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"She started as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, Lady Rowan Compton, a suffragette, took the remarkably bright youngster under her wing and became her patron, aided by Maurice Blanche, a friend often retained as an investigator by the elite of Europe. It was he who first recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her to earn admission to prestigious Girton College at 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 years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets up 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 very different. In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a convalescent refuge for those grievously wounded, ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. It is a working farm known as The Retreat. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat she must confront the ghost that has haunted her for over ten years." -- BOOK JACKET
Control code
ocm51251843
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781569473306
Lccn
2002044656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51251843
Label
Maisie Dobbs : a novel, Jacqueline Winspear
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"She started as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, Lady Rowan Compton, a suffragette, took the remarkably bright youngster under her wing and became her patron, aided by Maurice Blanche, a friend often retained as an investigator by the elite of Europe. It was he who first recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts and helped her to earn admission to prestigious Girton College at 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 years after the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie sets up 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 very different. In the aftermath of the Great War, a former officer has founded a convalescent refuge for those grievously wounded, ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. It is a working farm known as The Retreat. When Fate brings Maisie a second case involving The Retreat she must confront the ghost that has haunted her for over ten years." -- BOOK JACKET
Control code
ocm51251843
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781569473306
Lccn
2002044656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51251843

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