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Jacqueline Winspear

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Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England. Following higher education at the University of London’s Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in academic publishing, in higher education and in marketing communications in the UK.

She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal / professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer.

A regular contributor to journals covering international education, Jacqueline has published articles in women's magazines and has also recorded her essays for KQED radio in San Francisco. She currently divides her time between Ojai and the San Francisco Bay Area and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe
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Jacqueline Winspear April 2015. The novel is entitled A DANGEROUS PLACE and marks the start of a new series featuring Maisie Dobbs
Jacqueline Winspear I am going to take this question as the last today - I have gone over on time!! I have never had writer's block. I don't have the patience with myself…moreI am going to take this question as the last today - I have gone over on time!! I have never had writer's block. I don't have the patience with myself to go through it - and here's why: I believe I am incredibly fortunate to have been raised in a free country, and now live in a free country where - in the main - I am at liberty to write what I want and when I want. There is no one trying to stop me. I am not a young girl in Pakistan, for example, attacked for daring to express myself. I am not living in a country where people would kill me to silence me - therefore, I am free to have a voice. I do not take that freedom lightly, especially having visited places where women, in particular, do not have that freedom. I'm not going to waste it by having a block of any kind - so I just work. I might not feel a zap of inspiration when I first sit down, but sometimes you just have to write and trust that it will come. I write knowing I can revise, that I can come back to my words, my dialogue, my narrative, and I can write again. I have the freedom to do all of that, and am feel very blessed indeed.(less)
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For those of you who are new to this blog - I started it almost three years ago, to honor the generation of women who came of age in the Great War, and whose lives were changed by that war. I always felt there was much to learn from them. I stopped writing the blog when my father fell ill in early 2012, and although I have promised to pick it up again along the way, it never seemed to be the ri... Read more of this blog post »
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"The bestselling mystery writer takes a break from her Maisie Dobbs series to pen a stand-alone historical novel, The Care and Management of Lies, set during World War I." ...More

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“Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.”
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“Coincidence is a messenger sent by truth.”
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“Truth walks toward us on the paths of our questions...as soon as you think you have the answer, you have closed the path and may miss vital new information. Wait awhile in the stillness, and do not rush to conclusions, no matter how uncomfortable the unknowing.”
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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "D"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests. You will only receive one notification per poll. There will be simultaneous polls so please make sure to vote in each one.

The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome 1) by Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough Colleen McCullough

THE FIRST MAN IN ROME BY COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH
 
  9 votes, 24.3%

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber Michel Faber Michel Faber

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE BY MICHEL FABER
 
  5 votes, 13.5%

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear Jacqueline Winspear

MAISIE DOBBS BY JACQUELINE WINSPEAR
 
  4 votes, 10.8%

Roma  The Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor Steven Saylor Steven Saylor

ROMA: THE NOVEL OF ANCIENT ROME BY STEVEN SAYLOR
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Susanna Clarke Susanna Clarke

JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL BY SUSANNA CLARK
 
  3 votes, 8.1%

The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter

THE HORNET'S NEST BY JIMMY CARTER
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Drums Along the Mohawk (New York Classics) by Walter D. Edmonds Walter D. Edmonds

DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK BY WALTER D. EDMONDS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

I, Claudius by Robert Graves Robert Graves Robert Graves

I. CLAUDIUS BY ROBERT GRAVES
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

[image error] A.S. Byatt A.S. Byatt

POSSESSION: A ROMANCE BY A. S. BYATT
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

Freedom  A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by William SafireWilliam Safire William Safire

FREEDOM: A NOVEL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY WILLIAM SAFIRE
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss David Liss David Liss

A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER BY DAVID LISS
 
  2 votes, 5.4%

I, Elizabeth  A Novel by Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles

I. ELIZABETH: A NOVEL BY ROSALIND MILES
 
  1 vote, 2.7%

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GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS BY GAYNOR ARNOLD
 
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DISSOLUTION BY C.J SANSOM
 
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THE COURSE OF HONOR BY LINDSEY DAVIS
 
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