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 r... Read more of this blog post »
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July 2014, Jacqueline Winspear
"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.”
Jacqueline Winspear

“I'll tell you this. Leaving that which you love breaks your heart open. But you will find a jewel inside, and this precious jewel is the opening of your heart to all that is new and all that is different, and it will be the making of you-if you allow it to be.”
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved

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