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The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
  

The Care and Management of Lies

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1914. Tom enlists to fight for his country, Thea is drawn onto the battlefield and the family farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing turmoil.

If you like Jacqueline Winspear you might also like to read books by Martha Grimes, M C Beaton and Nicola Upson.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. From the author of the bestselling Maisie Dobbs detective series, comes a thoughtful, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and enduring friendship in a world torn apart by the deadliest conflict ever endured by humanity. As war looms inexorably closer during the hot summer of 1914, childhood friends Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden have already experienced a cooling in their relationship. Idealistic Thea is devoting her energies wholeheartedly to the cause of women’s suffrage, and now looks with some scorn on Kezia’s more traditional plans – to marry her sweetheart, Thea’s brother Tom, and become a farmer’s wife. But the outbreak of the Great War will change their lives forever, challenging their loyalties and assumptions, as Tom goes to war, Thea becomes an ambulance driver, and Kezia must grow food for the troops. Poignant, sensitive and evocative, this is an inspiring exploration of women’s changing roles in a turbulent world.
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The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained - by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines, and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unravelling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy.

Reviews

'Stunning characterisation and dialogue... a timely look at the turmoil the war brought not only to those serving on the front lines but also to those left behind. A must-read for the summer months! Books Monthly. 'This new stand-alone novel is, above all, a moving tale about the beauty of those very virtues - fortitude, faithfulness, compassion - that the Great War called into question'
The Washington Post

. 'Jacqueline Winspear has a formidable command of the history of the Great War, and a stunning ability to take some of the most amazing and horrible aspects of that era and bring them home.'NPR Books 'Poignant, sensitive and evocative, this is an inspiring exploration of women's changing roles in a turbulent world'. The Good Book Guide 'A haunting, yet very engaging story
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About the Author

Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of the Atlantic. The Maisie Dobbs series of crime novels is beloved by readers worldwide..

Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on JACQUELINE WINSPEAR

I met – okay, I’ll be honest – stalked Jacqueline Winspear at a writer’s conference after reading Maisie Dobbs. The titular character of Winspear’s books is one you wish was your best friend. A historically intriguing peek at London in the cradle between two world wars, Winspear creates complex, multi-faceted people and plots that are more psychological studies than standard mystery fare. With Maisie’s skill at understanding people, after spending an afternoon with the “psychological sleuth” you will savor the relaxed feeling of her soothing hand on your brow.

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Publication date

1st July 2014

Author

Jacqueline Winspear

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Publisher

Allison & Busby

Format

Hardback
318 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780749016838

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