Messenger of Truth
A Maisie Dobbs NovelLarge Print - 2007
"What makes this book delightful is how Winspear shows Maisie's emotional development amid the bitter legacy of the Great War ... Strongly recommended." - Library Journal.
London 1931. The night before an exhibition of his artwork opens at a Mayfair gallery controversial artist Nick Bassington--Hope falls to his death. The police rule it an accident but Nick's twin sister Georgina isn't convinced so she seeks out a fellow college graduate Maisie Dobbs psychologist and investigator for help. Before long the case leads Maisie to the beaches of Dungeness and into the sinister underbelly of the city's art world where she uncovers the perilous legacy of the Great War in a society struggling to recollect itself.
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He made a beeline for Maisie, though the men who came behind the beast could not see his quarry. For her part, Maisie became still and silent, sitting down on the middle step and closing her eyes. She relaxed every muscle, as if to meditate, calming her mind and body so that she felt no fear. The bounding dog halted his gallop. Instead he stood before her, as if weighing instinct against training, then lay down at her feet, subdued. p 250
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