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Monday, 2 April 2018

To Die But Once: A Maisie Dobbs Mystery. Bk14 ~ Jacqueline Winspeare

Regarding narrators,  Julie Teal is easier for me to listen to than Orlagh Cassidy was:  Teal doesn’t inject ‘wearied depression’ into everything Maisie Dobbs says as Orlagh seemed to.
I’m not an expert on Unitarianism, but Jacqueline Winspear’s books seem to have a similar Unitarian tone to her books, or do they embrace spiritualism (?), which is not unlike Dorothy Gilman’s writing.   
I enjoyed the more secure, maturing, Maisie in this book;  her character seems to have a greater depth than the Maisie I’ve encountered in earlier books.  Though not much is really happening in her personal life in To Die But Once, the book is certainly a busy read with a collection of plots and sub-plots.

Extra info:  Priscilla seems to curse a lot in this book – hard to skip on audio – there is no obscene language though.

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