Sunday, March 15, 2020

Review: Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Maisie Dobbs' life changed at the age of 13 when her father, a barrow peddler, found a placement for her as a maid in one of the big houses that he delivered goods to. This was very good luck in the early years before WWI. Maisie worked very hard and loved to read and study. In the wee hours of the morning she would sneak into the huge library and study from books that she found there, until being discovered by the lady of the house.

This was a blessing for Maisie, who goes on to higher education, very unheard of in those days and especially for the so called lower classes.

A very enjoyable read.

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