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Jacqueline Winspear

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jacqueline Winspear reads from her latest Maisie Dobbs adventure, In This Grave Hour.

“A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander.”–Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 7:30pm

Sunday September 3rd 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.

In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the “last war,” a new kind of refugee — an evacuee from London — appears in Maisie’s life. The little girl billeted at Maisie’s home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know who the child belongs to or who might have put her on the “Operation Pied Piper” evacuee train. They know only that her name is Anna.

As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come. Britain is approaching its gravest hour — and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own.

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes Journey to MunichA Dangerous PlaceLeaving Everything Most LovedElegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.

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Date:
April 25
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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http://www.mrsdalloways.com/events/jacqueline-winspear-0

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Mrs. Dalloway’s
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510-704-8222

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Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Phone:
510-704-8222
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http://www.mrsdalloways.com