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Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (edition 2012)

by Jacqueline Winspear

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Title:Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Authors:Jacqueline Winspear
Info:Harper (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Tags:WWI, HM12, contest win, OD, WTG 2012

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This Maisie Dobbs book was a bit different from her previous books in that the ending was considerably more ambiguous. However, that is fitting in that the political situation in the world in 1933 is in such flux and England feels such a threat from Germany, which had so recently caused such havoc for the country. If you are a history buff this all makes sense, but if you're not you'll need to pay close attention to the political goings on in order to better understand it, especially since I'm sure that the subsequent books will show more of the confusion that England suffered before Germany finally made their threats good. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Mar 18, 2015 |
This is an entertaining entry into the Maisie Dobbs series which I am reading in order. Maisie investigates the death of a young man who is kind, has an insight into healing horses, and who is slow of mind. Maisie is also in a personal quandary: what does she want to do in her life? Marry a man she is fond of? Travel? ( )
  hangen | Feb 15, 2015 |
This installment takes Maisie back to her roots when she is enlisted by some of the men she's known since childhood to investigate the supposedly accidental death of Eddie Pettit. We see Maisie as she interacts with characters that she has known for years. ( )
  cyderry | Dec 31, 2014 |
Jacqueline Winspear is a bit of Sherlock Holmes meets the 1920's or 30's.
  breakingbooks | Aug 13, 2014 |
SPOILER A gentle book, as gentle as Eddie Pettit himself. Superb title, as usual, describing the serious reflection Maisie gives to one who perhaps was not seriously treated or thought of seriously by all; and revealing a side of James which shocks Maisie. Moving more and more towards the happenings in the Thirties, the book brings together the gentleness and kindness resulting from the times before and the gentleness and kindness that will be needed to endure what is coming. Maisie's character is bruised into awareness of her own shortcomings and she responds with a wisdom that could only have been absorbed by listening and heeding Maurice. She leans towards acceptance of other people's personal space (although in her day, Maisie would not have used the word "personal space"...). A goodly amount of pages give an insight into the early activities going on behind the official British political machinations re the rise of Hitler to power. This book is not so much about solving a crime, but more about righting an injustice: it is a lament for the dead. Excellent cover design. ( )
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And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse. - Bedouin legend
For evil to happen, all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing. -- Edmund Burke
Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing happened. -- Winston Churchill
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Dedicated to Oliver and Sara
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Maudie Pettit pushed the long broom back and forth across the wet flagstones, making sure every last speck of horse manure was sluiced down the drains that ran along a gully between the two rows of stalls.
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Maisie Dobbs takes on her most personal case yet, a twisting investigation into the brutal killing of a street peddler that will take her from the working-class neighborhoods of her childhood into London's highest circles of power. Set in London between the two world wars.… (more)

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