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Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
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May 21, 2012

really liked it
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Read in May, 2012

This is the latest in the Maisie Dobbs series set in the early part of the 20th century. I like the way in which the author always has rather serious theme. In the earlier books, this theme was often shell shock and how it affected returned soldiers of WW1. In this novel, the mystery links in with a group of powerful men who want to try to put Britain on a war footing because they see danger coming from Hitler's Germany. One of the prime movers in this is a Canadian Press Baron, whom the author names
Lord Otterburn which I thought was quite witty.

I hope there are more Maisie Dobbs novels to come, and I hope when they do that I will remember to read them in print copy rather than audio because I do not like the way the novels are narrated. The actor has a perfectly pleasant voice and straight narration is fine but I find the dialogue very irritating as she is very inconsistent with her accents and inflections and to my ear, they are often just plain wrong.

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