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August in the Reader's Den: Maisie Dobbs, Discussion Questions

Welcome to week three of the book discussion of Maisie Dobbs. I hope you are enjoying getting to know Maisie and her family, friends and colleagues. Perhaps you are nearly finished reading the novel. I promise not to spoil the ending. 

Last week I posted a couple of discussion questions about how moving between the working class and the upper 

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August in the Reader's Den: Maisie Dobbs, Week 2

Welcome to week two of the Maisie Dobbs book discussion. Have you introduced yourself to Maisie yet? She is a singular character — somewhat aloof — but I think that is because she is shy. The process of moving from in-between maid to Cambridge student meant she was constantly going between two worlds without fitting into either one. Gender and class issues were involved. A woman aspiring to a university education was still unusual at 

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August in the Reader's Den: Maisie Dobbs, Week 1

Welcome to the August edition of the Reader's Den. The month of August fairly screams "beach read!" There's nothing like a good mystery to banish the workday world from your vacationing brain while you are relaxing on the beach.

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear is a historical mystery set in London between the World Wars and features a young female sleuth. Maisie Dobbs is a private 

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