The Mapping of Love and Death
August 1914. When war in Europe is declared, a young American cartographer, Michael Clifton, is compelled to fight for his father's native country, and sets sail for England to serve in the British Army. Three years later, he is listed as missing in action. April 1932. After Michael's remains... show more
August 1914. When war in Europe is declared, a young American cartographer, Michael Clifton, is compelled to fight for his father's native country, and sets sail for England to serve in the British Army. Three years later, he is listed as missing in action. April 1932. After Michael's remains are unearthed in a French field, his devastated parents engage investigator Maisie Dobbs, hoping she can find the unnamed nurse whose love letters were among their late son's belongings. It is a quest that leads Maisie back to her own bittersweet wartime love - and to the discovery that Michael Clifton may not have died in combat. Suddenly an exposed web of intrigue and violence threatens to ensnare the dead soldier's family and even Maisie herself as she attempts to cope with the impending loss of her mentor and the unsettling awareness that she is once again falling in love.
Publish date: March 23rd 2010
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
Series: Maisie Dobbs (#7)
Another fantastic entry in a favorite series of mine. The mystery of this story was very well done and I always feel like I am a part of early 20th century England when reading this series. Also, I love the way Winspear weaves in the recurring characters of the series into each novel, moving their...
I hate coming in to a series midway, but after hearing nothing but raves for the Maisie Dobbs book, and this one in particular, I decided to plunge in and see what happened. I'm both sad and pleased I did so, because I had such a great time with this book, and I am desperate to start the series and...
Michael Clifton was a young American cartographer with an English father who had just finished surveying and buying a plot of land in California when he read about World War 1 breaking out in Europe and decided to sail to Britain to offer his services. Three years later Michael and others on his tea...
I keep waiting for this series to get stale, but it hasn't so far. I enjoy the research Winspear does into the fall-out of WWI and the way she incorporates that. The romantic angle of the stories has tended to be pretty predictable and is my least favorite part of the series (except for the first ro...