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StatusChecked Out
Home LocationParis-Bourbon
Title The comfort of ghosts / Jacqueline Winspear.
Author Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
Reserve Item


StatusHome LocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
Checked OutParis-Bourbon30053003775924F WINS6/5/2024 Due on 7/19/2024
Checked OutMillersburg30053003610907F WINS6/5/2024 Due on 7/10/2024

Catalog Details

Personal Name Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
Title Statement The comfort of ghosts / Jacqueline Winspear.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2024.
Physical Description x, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Series Statement A Maisie Dobbs novel ; 18
Summary, Etc. "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. Soon after a demobilized British soldier, ill and reeling from his experiences overseas, takes shelter with the group, Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners. Maisie is deeply puzzled by the children's reticence. Their stories are evasive and, more mysteriously, they appear to possess self-defense skills one might expect of trained adults in wartime. Her 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 around the world, readers who are drawn to a woman who is of her time, yet familiar in ours--and who inspires with her resilience and capacity for endurance at the worst of times. This final assignment of her own choosing not only opens a new future for Maisie Dobbs 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Orphans Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Fiction. England
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Great Britain Fiction. History George VI, 1936-1952
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft
Series Added Entry-Personal Name Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- Maisie Dobbs novel.

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