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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Trade Sales Dept (March 9 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062191586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062191588
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I'm a huge Maisie Dobbs fan' Lee Child --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 4 2012
Format: Hardcover
In the ninth installment of her popular Maisie Dobbs series Jacqueline Winspear brings us one of her most affecting and intriguing stories to date. We meet 16-year-old Maudie Pettit, very pregnant and soon to give birth. "Maudie had been born in the workhouse, and she was determined that not only would she not be going back there, but her baby wouldn't be born in the workhouse either." She worked nights at Starlings Brewery located in Lambeth, London, cleaning the horse's stalls. It is there in 1887 that her son, Eddie, is born.

Some years later the indefatigable Maisie Dobbs comes to her office to find a delegation from her past. Waiting for her, scrubbed and in their best, is a group of costermongers, men who sell fruits and vegetables from horse-drawn carts. She remembers them from her childhood as they worked the streets of London as did her father. She also remembers Eddie Pettit, a slow but kind man who had a way with horses, almost a preternatural way of calming them. Now, Eddie is dead, killed according to his friends and they want Maisie's help.

Of course, she cannot refuse, so begins an investigation that leads her into an unsavory place of secret intelligence and propaganda, plus a confrontation with an apparently cruel, powerful press baron.

With her unrivaled mix of mystery and history Jacqueline Winspear takes us to a bygone London as vivid on the page as it was "between the wars."

Enjoy!

- Gail Cooke
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Knell on April 29 2012
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When I discovered Jacqueline WInspear's Maisie Dobbs, I read every book in the series, one right after the other and was, I have to say, a bit cross with the author when I came to the end because I had fallen in love with Maisie and her family and friends and there weren't any more books. That was about a year ago and I thought I would have forgotten the cast of characters, but was delighted to find that they had come back to me as old friends in Elegy For Eddie. Now I can hardly wait until the next book.
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By mavis boyd on Oct. 25 2013
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Love Maisie Dobbs...Jacqueline Winspear is a great writer and I love her descriptions of London during the first world war period. It was terrible how the people suffered.
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