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The care and management of lies / Jacqueline Winspear.

By: Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: Large print edition.Description: 405 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781471267550.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: 1914: Tom enlists to fight for his country, Thea is drawn onto the battlefield and the family farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing turmoil.
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Regular print edition published: London: Allison & Busby, 2014.

1914: Tom enlists to fight for his country, Thea is drawn onto the battlefield and the family farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing turmoil.

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Winspear's beloved period mysteries featuring Masie Dobbs (Leaving Everything Most Loved) depict an England haunted by memories of the Great War, so it's no surprise that she uses the conflict as the backdrop to this elegiac historical, her first stand-alone novel. Kezia and Tom Brissenden have been married only a few weeks when Britain declares war on Germany on August 4, 1914. Tom enlists, leaving his town-bred bride in charge of his sprawling Kent farm. His commanding officer is Edmund Hawkes, an aristocratic neighbor whose loneliness is magnified amid the horror of the trenches. Meanwhile, Thea Brissenden, Tom's sister and Kezia's estranged best friend, volunteers as an ambulance driver on the front lines to avoid charges of sedition stemming from her involvement with a pacifist group. Kezia and Tom exchange letters full of love and well-intended deceit concocted to shield the other from anguish, while Edmund and Thea struggle to overcome self--deception and find meaning in a senseless war. -VERDICT Though this is not a mystery, -Winspear's fans should welcome the keen period detail and thoughtful tone so familiar from the Maisie Dobbs books, while historical fiction readers will be gripped by this sensitive portrayal of ordinary men and women on the home front and battlefield. [See Prepub Alert, 1/26/14; for more novels about World War I, see Mara Bandy's roundup "Battle Scars," LJ 11/1/13.-Ed.]-Annabelle Mortensen, Skokie P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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