Hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as part Testament of Youth , part Dorothy Sayers, and part Upstairs, Downstairs , this astonishing debut has already won fans from coast to coast and is poised to add Maisie Dobbs to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths. Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any... read more
The setting is England just prior to World War I and fully describes the life of Maisie and how she came to be a psychologist investigator. Her life's events and station in society mold her decisions and paves the way for her choices. You will become very fond of Maisie as she is a very... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The setting is England just prior to World War I and fully describes the life of Maisie and how she came to be a psychologist investigator. Her life's events and station in society mold her decisions and paves the way for her choices. You will become very fond of Maisie as she is a very strong, independent and bright young woman with underlying sadness.
“"Goodness, woman, how can anyone be that cold and not be dead?"”Simon Lynch
“I never want to learn that you 'don't know,' Maisie, I want to know what you <i>think</> the answer is to the question. And once more, a word of advice: Stay with the question. The more it troubles you, the more it has to teach you.”Maurice
“The extraordinary hides behind the camouflage of the ordinary.”Maurice Blanche
“She spoke to him of intuition, abbreviating the teaching she had received from Maurice and Khan many years before. "You must listen to the voice inside, Billy." said Maisie, placing her hand to her middle. "Remember even the smallest sensation fo unease, for it could well be significant."”
“"I had a feeling, here." Maisie touched the place between her ribs, at the base of her breastbone. "There was something wrong from the beginning" . . . . "And what else?" asked Billy, waving a hand to disperse the smoke from Maurice's pipe. "A mistrust—on my part—of someone who wields so much power. The inspiration for The Retreat was admirable. Such places have worked well in France. But, for the most part, those places were set up for soldiers with disfiguring wounds to go to on holiday, not to be there forever."”
-Grammatical mistake: "And what about mixing with the type of folk at a place like that" Should have question mark, but instead has nothing. (Page 105)
-In the summary on the back, it says that Maisie attends Cambridge, when, in fact, she attends Girton.
-Girton College is one of the "31constituent colleges of The University of Cambridge". Established 1869 as a women's college and so is described as 1 of 15 "new" colleges.
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