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The Resource Maisie Dobbs : a novel., Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs : a novel., Jacqueline Winspear

Label
Maisie Dobbs : a novel.
Title
Maisie Dobbs
Title remainder
a novel.
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Winspear
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lady Rowan Compton first met Maisie when, at thirteen, she went into service as a maid at her ladyship's Belgravia mansion. A suffragette, Lady Rowan took the remarkably smart youngster under her wing and became her patron. She encouraged Maisie to study at Cambridge, and was aided in this by Maurice Blanche, a friend often retained as an investigator by the elite of Europe when discretion and results were required. It was he who first recognized Maisie's intuitive gifts. The outbreak of war changed everything. Maisie left for France to train as a nurse, then served at the front, where she fell in love with a handsome young doctor. After the Armistice, in the spring of 1929, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations . Her very first case involves suspected infidelity but turns up something else, a tombstone with only a first name--Vincent. And then she finds another. The deceased had lived on a cooperative farm called The Retreat, a well-regarded convalescent refuge for those grievously wounded in the war, ex-soldiers too shattered to resume normal life. When Lady Rowan's son makes plans to join the reclusive community, Maisie hurriedly investigates and finds a disturbing mystery at its core whose resolution gives her the courage to confront the ghost that has haunted her for ten years
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Summary
Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations
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Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2004.
  • Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 2004.
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120603
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Maisie Dobbs novels
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
Label
Maisie Dobbs : a novel., Jacqueline Winspear
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569477229
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00183860
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9343A4B5-D99F-4C3C-9A7C-38EAE5CE2AEC
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698459109
  • (OCoLC)ocn698459109
  • 442135
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Maisie Dobbs : a novel., Jacqueline Winspear
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569477229
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00183860
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9343A4B5-D99F-4C3C-9A7C-38EAE5CE2AEC
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698459109
  • (OCoLC)ocn698459109
  • 442135
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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