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Reader recommendation: Maisie Dobbs

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By Marilyn McPherson, Berkeley, Calif. / October 31, 2012

Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear, is the story of a maid in pre-World-War-I-era Britain, who becomes a "psychologist and investigator" when her potential is discovered by her employers and she is sent to college. This is a sensitive and atmospheric love story and a mystery that paints a graphic picture of the horrors of the war which was to "end all wars."

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