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The Mapping of Love and Death

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Author Jacqueline Winspear
Rights UK & Comm ex Can
ISBN 9780749040888
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It is 1932 and the remains of a young American are found in a former battlefield in France.  The autopsy proves the body is that of missing cartographer Michael Clifton, and when it’s clear he was murdered, his wealthy parents hire Maisie to find the woman who wrote a series of love letters discovered among Michael’s belongings. The lover identifies herself only as “The English Nurse.”  While tracking down the elusive woman in an investigation that ventures from London’s most exclusive drawing rooms to its most downtrodden neighbourhoods, Maisie must also wrestle with memories of serving as a nurse in the Great War — memories that she has tried so hard to conquer — and of the passionate wartime romance that ended in tragedy …

What The Critics Said

'Intelligent and engaging'

Good Book Guide

'Whenever I read a book about Maisie, I cannot wait to read the next...The setting of between the wars is interesting. The social, economic and political issues of the period have been well researched and enough details are given to add character to the story without it feeling like a history lesson...Maisie's background, upbringing and education are unusual but explain her character and originality.'


'This year I’ve discovered Maisie Dobbs...From tragedy and heroism, the plots and Maisie’s exceptional personality emerge. All seven books are enjoyable but the best is the most recent The Mapping of Love and Death.’

Dame Stella Rimington

'The fine historic detail and the vulnerability of Maisie add greatly to this engrossing detective story and lift it far above merely cosy crime.'

Sarah Clark for Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller

'Maisie Dobbs is a revelation!'

Alexander McCall Smith

'The Mapping of Love and Death is excellent...the real pleasure is Winspear's insight into human beings and history.'

USA Today

'An outstanding historical series'

New York Times

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