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To Die But Once : A Maisie Dobbs Novel

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Maisie Dobbs--"one of the most complex and admirable characters in contemporary fiction" (Richmond Times-Dispatch)--faces danger and intrigue on the homefront during World War II.

Spring 1940. During the months following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappear-ance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.

Maisie's investigation leads her from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime opportunism exploited by one of the London underworld's most powerful men, in a case that serves as a reminder of the inextricable link between money and war. Yet when a final confrontation approaches, she must acknowledge the potential cost to her future--and the risk of destroying a dream she wants very much to become reality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 23mm | 454g
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062792040
  • 9780062792044
  • 1,606,250

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"The novelist paints a fascinating picture of life in England at the dawn of war.... Resourceful Maisie remains an endearingly complex character."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
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