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The comfort of ghosts  Cover Image Book Book

The comfort of ghosts / 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. 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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641296069
  • ISBN: 1641296062
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2024]

Content descriptions

Source of Description Note:
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Subject: Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952 > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 4 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.

Holds

  • 4 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library WIN 1018113 New Adult Fiction Checked out 08/06/2024


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