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A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Paperback – Large Print, 22 March 2011

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  • Paperback : 461 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0062065068
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062065063
  • Product Dimensions : 3.05 x 15.24 x 22.61 cm
  • Publisher : HarperLuxe; Large type / Large print Edition (22 March 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580 ratings

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"Maisie is one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting."--Parade

"With an affecting storyline and graceful prose, Winspear has again created a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"The combination of period detail and intricate storytelling makes A Lesson in Secrets seem distant enough to be romantic but sufficiently modern to engage our sympathies."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

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In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs' career takes an exciting new turn when she accepts her first assignment for the British Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities not in the interests of His Majesty's government.

When the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Scotland Yard spearheads the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote's death appear inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance.

To unravel this web, Maisie must overcome a reluctant Secret Service, discover shameful hidden truths about Britain's conduct during the Great War, and face off against the rising powers of the the Nazi Party in Britain--all as the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon.

--Parade