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Birds of a Feather

A Maisie Dobbs Mystery

by Jacqueline Winspear

Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
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    Jun 2004, 360 pages
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    Aug 2005, 320 pages

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Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in England. She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal/professional coach, embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer.

All three of her books to date, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather and Pardonable Lies (to be published in August) are set in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, with the roots of each story tracing back to the 'Great War', 1914-1918.

Winspear's grandfather was severely wounded and shell-shocked at The Battle of the Somme in 1916, and it was as she began to understand the extent of his suffering that, even in childhood, she became deeply interested in the "war to end all wars" and its aftereffects.

Coming in the next issue: An excerpt from Pardonable Lies.

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