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The comfort of ghosts : a Maisie Dobbs novel / Jacqueline Winspear.

Summary:
London, 1945: Four adolescent orphans with a dark wartime history are squatting in a vacant Belgravia mansion - the owners having fled London under heavy Luftwaffe bombing. Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners and discovers that a demobilized British soldier, ill and reeling from his experiences overseas, has taken shelter with the group. Maisie's quest to bring comfort and the promise of a future to the youngsters and to the ailing soldier brings to light a decades-old mystery concerning Maisie's first husband, James Compton, who was killed while piloting an experimental aircraft. As Maisie picks apart the threads of her dead husband's life, she is forced to examine her own painful past and question beliefs she has always accepted as true. The award-winning Maisie Dobbs series has garnered hundreds of thousands of followers, readers drawn to a woman who is of her time, yet familiar in ours -- and who inspires with her resilience and capacity for endurance. This final assignment of her own choosing not only opens a new future for Maisie and her family, but serves as a fascinating portrayal of the challenges facing the people of Britain at the close of the Second World War.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641296069
  • ISBN: 1641296062
  • Physical Description: x, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2024.
Subject: Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952 > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 5 of 71 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.

Holds

  • 109 current holds with 71 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Meyersdale Public Library FIC WINSPEAR (Text) 30512005420268 MEYM Fiction Recently Returned -


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