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Birds of a Feather    by Jacqueline Winspear order for
Birds of a Feather
by Jacqueline Winspear
Order:  USA  Can
Penguin, 2005 (2004)
Softcover, CD, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Birds of a Feather, follows on the heels of what has been called Maisie Dobbs' 'marvelous and inspired debut'. Maisie is an intuitive and resourceful heroine who works hard to right the wrongs of the world. She embarks on another dangerous and intriguing adventure in London during the spring of 1930 after the Great War.

She is hired for her detecting skills to find a runaway heiress. Three of the heiress's long-time friends have died mysteriously. Could the heiress be next? Maisie is an intelligent woman trying to make her way in a man's profession. She brushes off this stigma as though a pesky mosquito were circling her head. She competes with men on her own level. And is successful.

I have a good friend who is from London and survived the Blitz and the years following the Armistice. The references to wartime and then peaceful London brought back many memories of those times to her with author Jacqueline Windspear's excellent research. A good read.

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