Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Elegy for Eddie

I just finished Elegy for Eddie, the ninth book in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. I was so excited when I discovered another Maisie Dobbs book was coming. I immediately went online to my library account and put my name on the hold list for the book which was on-order. I've learned from past experience that "on-order" can mean months.

Sometimes is pays to have your children marry amazing people (which all five have done.) Son #1 married a fellow bibliophile who also has a book blog. She writes so well and is such a good reviewer that publishers shower her with books. The UPS truck stops daily at her house. She also reads my blog on occasion and within hours of my post about the new Maisie Dobbs book, an ARC (advanced reader copy) of Elegy for Eddie was in my hands.

I am not the reviewer that Susan is, but I do like to share books that I like on my blog. I loved this book. It felt more like the first book entitled simply, Maisie Dobbs. Here was Maisie again at her introspective best. I wondered if any of the Rupert Murdoch media mogul mess had anything to do with Jacqueline Winspear's theme in this book. She seems to be asking what is justified when a powerful press baron decides to use the press as propaganda for his cause and what can he morally live with to promote that cause. What would you do if trying to prevent a second world war?

The time period and place is 1933 England. The characters, theme, and place are well drawn. The whole series is worth your time. I really want a BBC series based on this series of books. I mean really, really want.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the book! Now if I just had some contacts at the BBC ...