To Die But Once

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.

--New York Times Book Review
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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
  • 2,076,416

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"Maisie Dobbs is always looking for truth and the underlying motives in her cases. Her stories are ones that this reviewer always wants to read because of her character, values and thoughts on life.... A story about WWII and England that is close to the heart."
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