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The comfort of ghosts

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"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"--

Available copies

  • 1 of 42 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

108 current holds with 42 total copies.
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Barcode Status /
Due Date
Briarcliff Manor Public Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR (Text)
New Mystery
31036151062145
Checked out
06/26/2024
Chappaqua Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR (Text)
New Mystery
31005406026619
Checked out
06/21/2024
Croton Free Library MYSTERY/WINSPEAR #18 (Text)
New Mystery
31006151969623
Checked out
06/21/2024
Eastchester Public Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR (Text)
New Mystery
31008152725012
On holds shelf
-
Eastchester Public Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR (Text)
New Mystery
31008152725053
Checked out
06/20/2024
Eastchester Public Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR (Text)
Express Item
31008152725319
Checked out
06/19/2024
Greenburgh Public Library WINSPEAR (Text)
New Fiction
31009155072980
On holds shelf
-
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR (Text)
New Book
31011151463346
Checked out
06/29/2024
Hendrick Hudson Free Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE (Text)
New Book
31016151866646
In transit
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library MYSTERY WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE (Text)
Express Item
31016151866737
Checked out
06/27/2024
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