Jacqueline Winspear, author of Elegy for Eddie, on tour November 2012

Posted By on October 15, 2012

About Elegy for Eddie

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (October 30, 2012)

Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden—sellers of fruits and vegetables on the London streets—Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. So who would want to kill him . . . and why?

Maisie Dobbs’s father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, and she remembers Eddie fondly. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie’s death. Maisie’s search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth leads her to unexpected places and people: to a callous press baron; to a has been politician named Winston Churchill; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk everything to see justice done.

About Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in the county of Kent, England. Following higher education at the University of London’s Institute of Education, Jacqueline worked in academic publishing, in higher education, and in marketing communications in the UK.

She emigrated to the United States in 1990, and while working in business and as a personal / professional coach, Jacqueline embarked upon a life-long dream to be a writer.

A regular contributor to journals covering international education, Jacqueline has published articles in women’s magazines and has also recorded her essays for KQED radio in San Francisco. She lives in California and is a regular visitor to the United Kingdom and Europe.

Jacqueline’s novels thus far—Maisie DobbsBirds of a Feather, Pardonable LiesMessenger of TruthAn Incomplete Revenge, and Among the MadThe Mapping of Love and Death, and A Lesson in Secrets are set in the late 1920s and early 1930s, with the roots of each story set in the Great War, 1914–1918. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards.

Find out more about Jacqueline at her website, www.jacquelinewinspear.com, and find her on Facebook.

Jacqueline’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 30th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Wednesday, October 31st: Cold Read

Thursday, November 1st: Peppermint PhD

Tuesday, November 6th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Friday, November 9th: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, November 15th: I’m Booking It

Monday, November 19th: A Fair Substitute for Heaven

Tuesday, November 20th: Oh! Paper Pages

Tuesday, November 27th: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, November 28th: Books, Thoughts, And a Few Adventures

Thursday, November 29th: Broken Teepee

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