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Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

imagesI am a HUGE fan of Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs novels and the 10th installment, Leaving Everything Most Loved may be the best to date from my perspective.  Our heroine, Maisie Dobbs, is a psychologist and investigator working in London between the two world wars.  She carries many burdens from her World War One nursing career, and the novels are populated with the both the injured and the inventive and innovative characters of the period.  The plot  in Leaving Everything Most Loved  focuses around the murders of two women from the Indian subcontinent, the high caste Usha Pramal, and the working class Maya Patel.  The plot provides Winspear with an opportunity to assess multiculturalism and imperialism in 1930s Britain.  The two murdered women are not, however, the only characters who have left their homes.  Whither Maisie and James?  I am guessing that the 11th novel in the series will be published in March 2014. To follow along, consider visiting the author’s excellent website, or you can “Like” Maisie on Facebook!

Amy P.

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