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To Die But Once – Jacqueline Winspear

It is spring, 1940, and England is full of fear, full of uncertainty, waiting, waiting for something to happen. Young men had gone abroad to fight a war as had their fathers. The country was on edge. Phil Coombes should … Continue reading

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In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel – Jacqueline Winspear

As the wireless crackled to life, conversation stopped and tension mounted. Maisie waited in the drawing room with her best friend, Priscilla, and Priscilla’s husband and boys. It was Sunday, September 3, 1939, and they were all prepared for what … Continue reading

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Poppy – Mary Hooper

Poppy Pearson is a young maid in service to the aristocratic de Vere family during the outbreak of World War I.  Poppy is urged by a former teacher to take advantage of the expanding opportunities to women due to the … Continue reading

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