[PDF] Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear


  • Paperback
  • 292
  • Maisie Dobbs
  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • English
  • 24 May 2018
  • 9780142004333

10 thoughts on “Maisie Dobbs

  1. says:

    In general I prefer to confine the term 'Mary Sue' to fan fiction where it belongs But when I tell you that Maisie has purple eyes rippling blac

  2. says:

    Is there anything controversial at Goodreads than star rating I think not and yes I think it's controversial than porn or V blogs People have opinions on whether or not one should star books that weren't finished whether on

  3. says:

    I picked up Maisie Dobbs from the library upon the rec of my GR friend Carol and have to say that this initial entry marks w

  4. says:

    Well This was a waste of time I don't think there was an aspect of this book I did not hate Starting from the holier than thou main character to the non existent mystery to the amazing not resolution of the non mystery to the abrupt hundred pa

  5. says:

    This book was like a weighted blanket for my brain

  6. says:

    A neighbor recommended Jacueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs as one of the best books she’s read The book cover boasts uotes from The New York Times “Be prepared to be astonished” NPR “A uirky literary creation” and Alexander

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    This is a wonderful book I’m happy that it’s the first book in a series because I’m eager to continue and read the rest of the books Wonderful characters Maisie and many other characters seem so much like r

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    This is a story about a cute clever and plu

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    PERFECT AS GUNS OF AUGUSTThe first chapter of this book is perfect just as the first paragraph of Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August is considered by some the finest in the English language CAME IN A DAYDREAMThe rest of Maisie Dobbs is magical too Unlike anything I had ever read and I was already a veteran of historical fiction reads w

  10. says:

    I love this book I listened to the audiobook It's beautifully done I am going right into book 2 I'm already attached to the characters

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Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs Psychologist and Investigator began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer Lady Rowan Compton Fearing dismissal Maisie is shocked when she discovers that her thirst for educat Is there anything controversial at Goodreads than star rating I think not and yes I think it s controversial than porn or V blogs People have opinions on whether or not one should star books that weren t finished whether one can star unread books by authors they don t like or even do like and then there are those that will actually argue a reviewer s rating based on the reviewer s interpretation the infamous you read it wrong offenseHere I am deciding to stretch my reading boundaries a little by giving Miss Maisie Dobbs a try I enjoy mysteries I love a good female lead and hey I m a nurse so why not Well because I am generally bored by historical fiction But you know stretch right I discovered Maisie Dobbs was both better and worse than I expected Better because I generally enjoyed it until the worse part a deep immersion into Maisie s past from ages thirteen to twenty ishRemember how I mentioned recently that there is a shortage of niceness Not in Maisie s world Maisie is Little Women Nancy Drew and the intuition of Claire DeWitt wrapped up into one self assured bottle of plucky industrious kindness Maisie has a benefactor who has encouraged her to set up a little detective shop and so she rents a room and makes friends with Billy veteran and odd jobsman A man makes an appointment to ask M Dobbs to discover if his wife is cheating on him and much like Claire DeWitt Maisie tells him that she may not like the answers she finds and so he must trust her to do what s right Maise gets close to the wife discovers the mystery of her visiting the grave of a recently deceased veteran and uses her skills to accidentally encounter the wife and forge a connection She discovers the mystery of the veterans home for the disfigured coincidentally the same place her benefactor s son is planning to retreat to Before too much progress is made we journey back to Maisie s youth when she first encountered her benefactorSo here s the deal I actually liked the absolutely tropey Maisie intelligent book smart industrious honest and attractive who much like Nancy Drew is practically perfect as well as the apple of her daddy s eye I was vaguely interested in the obvious non mystery a home for disfigured veterans where men are mysteriously dying The writing is decent with solid character building But the transition to the past was awkward and continued for far far too long to maintain any sense of suspense perhaps helping the reader forget the solution and basically had little to do with anything except to build character background and show Maisie s own role in the war I almost uit I loaned the book to my mom in the meantime until self flagellation led me to finishing It remained rather boring in an insipid historically romantic kind of way using one of my absolute very least favorite excuses for a criminal behavior and laughable denouement and not in a good way There was a bonus character twist that really made little to no senseOn my personal scale of enjoyment it was a solid meh I m just not interested in historical fiction as a rule so you have to be an ah maz ing writer for me to enjoy it hello Connie Willis In my world it s about two stars for enjoyment veering uncomfortably close to a Did Not Finish Yet the writing skill if not plotting is actually much higher On the niceness scale it s a solid five and on the Mom s Scale it was good enough to warrant checking out the next book from the library I might even skim the next one to see if Winspear learned some plotting So there you go unrated because of niceness

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Ion is to be supported by Lady Rowan and a family friend Dr Maurice Blanche But The Great War intervenes in Maisie’s plans and soon after commencement of her studies at Girton College Cambridge Maisie enlists for nursing service overseasYears later in 1929 having apprenticed to the r This book was like a weighted blanket for my brain

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Enowned Maurice Blanche a man revered for his work with Scotland Yard Maisie sets up her own business Her first assignment a seemingly tedious inuiry involving a case of suspected infidelity takes her not only on the trail of a killer but back to the war she had tried so hard to forget This is a wonderful book I m happy that it s the first book in a series because I m eager to continue and read the rest of the books Wonderful characters Maisie and many other characters seem so much like real people The story was great There is a lot of absolutely brilliant humor This book is not even close to being a comedy but it was so funny so many times Lots of laughing and smiling at many amusing lines There is also psychological sophistication when looking at people and at human nature and at psychological physical challenges I like that Maisie and her mentors have so much understanding of the human condition and intuition when it comes to analyzing what s going on with people My friend and I were disappointed that even though the story s events took place from 1910 1929 that while WWI was covered the 1918 1920 influenza pandemic was not even mentioned We both wanted to see how these characters and the places where they were coped with that pandemic especially given our current situation I read this over a long period reading out loud to a close long time since age seven friend who has cancer We d intended for me to read to her during her chemo treatments but the COVID 19 pandemic changed our plans when they d no longer allow me to be present so we read when we could over a four month long period It was a fun book to read aloud though there were a few pages at one point where it was difficult because I was crying too hard We both loved the book and started book two immediately upon finishing book one From paperback to an Overdrive e book edition from the public library given that e materials are the only ones available to borrow right now We will try to read book two much uickly than we did book one This series is a great find I d had a couple of friends highly recommend it to me over the years so this first book had been on my to read shelf for a while I m glad that it is no longer languishing there4 12 stars