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    Jacqueline Winspear(Author) Nicola Barber(Reader)

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.

By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management--a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil.

As Tom marches to the front lines, and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. Even Tom's fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia's mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?

Published to coincide with the centennial of the Great War, The Care and Management of Lies paints a poignant picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle. Ultimately, it raises profound questions about conflict, belief, and love that echo in our own time.

"Captivating."--"Good Housekeeping""A simply told, beautifully written story."--Bill Goldstein, "Bill's Books," "Weekend Today in New York""A moving and remarkable book."--"Washington Times"Captivating. --"Good Housekeeping""A moving and remarkable book. --"Washington Times""A simply told, beautifully written story. --Bill Goldstein, "Bill's Books," "Weekend Today in New York""Winspear has returned via a good new, standalone, non-mystery novel called The Care and Management of Lies to the wartime period that clearly continues to haunt her. In a publishing season crowded with commemorations of the outbreak of World War I...Winspear s books more than hold their own. --Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air"Captivating .It is in Kezia s imagination and kitchen where this tragic story of war, passion, love and friendship comes alive. Winspear illustrates how food-whether it s imaginary or real-can provide the perfect amount of tenderness and compassion when it s needed the most .A suspenseful wartime narrative. --San Francisco Chronicle"Jacqueline Winspear is one of our best .Beautifully imagined and executed .As with every Winspear novel, there is beautiful writing-and in Kezia and Tom, two characters you won t soon forget. --USA Today"Fiction at once fresh and timeless, intimate and sweeping that chronicles the challenging friendship between a suffragist and a farmer s wife .A rare stand-alone novel by the author of the beloved Maisie Dobbs series. --O, the Oprah Magazine"In a stand-alone departure from her popular post-WWI mystery series featuring psychologist Maisie Dobbs, Winspear has created memorable characters in a moving, beautifully paced story of love and duty. --Booklist"Winspear knows the history of the war that changed the world. In The Care and Management of Lies, she s telling us the story, she s bringing it home. Beautifully, tragically, indelibly. --Bobbi Dumas, NPR Books"Captivating. --Good Housekeeping"A winning stand-alone tale .While questioning war s value and showing its terrible effects off the battlefield, Winspear fashions a stunning trajectory for her main characters. --Publishers Weekly"s much a story of the home front as of the battlefield, this new stand-alone novel is, above all, a moving tale about the beauty of those very virtues fortitude, faithfulness, compassion that the Great War called into question. --Washington Post"Just as strong [as the Maisie Dobbs series]-enough to guarantee satisfaction for even the most fervent Maisie fan. --Seattle Times"A moving and remarkable book. --Washington Times"Without questioning either the cause of the war or the dubious tactics employed these characters simply get on with it, reaffirming our faith in the possibility of everyday nobility....A sad, beautifully written, contemplative testament. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"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. --Library Journal"An engaging picture of the human spirit in a distant time of war, World War I, from the battlefields to the home front in an English village. --Herman Wouk, author of The Winds of War and War and Remembrance"In this dazzling novel Jacqueline Winspear writes irresistibly about the First World War, both in the trenches of France and the fields of England. Her characters walk off the page and into our imaginations, as we fight with them, farm with them, cook with them. I devoured this book. --Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy"A haunting evocation, from an unusual angle, of the war that cast such a shadow over the whole 20th century. Jacqueline Winspear knows her native England, and the human heart, very well indeed. --Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1914-1918"There is power in subtlety. This one is a stunner. --Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana and Gorky Park"A simply told, beautifully written story. --Bill Goldstein, "Bill's Books," Weekend Today in New York""Winspear has returned--via a good new, standalone, non-mystery novel called The Care and Management of Lies--to the wartime period that clearly continues to haunt her. In a publishing season crowded with commemorations of the outbreak of World War I...Winspear's books more than hold their own."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air"Captivating....It is in Kezia's imagination and kitchen where this tragic story of war, passion, love and friendship comes alive. Winspear illustrates how food-whether it's imaginary or real-can provide the perfect amount of tenderness and compassion when it's needed the most....A suspenseful wartime narrative."--San Francisco Chronicle"Jacqueline Winspear is one of our best....Beautifully imagined and executed....As with every Winspear novel, there is beautiful writing-and in Kezia and Tom, two characters you won't soon forget."--USA Today"Fiction at once fresh and timeless, intimate and sweeping that chronicles the challenging friendship between a suffragist and a farmer's wife....A rare stand-alone novel by the author of the beloved Maisie Dobbs series."--O, the Oprah Magazine"In a stand-alone departure from her popular post-WWI mystery series featuring psychologist Maisie Dobbs, Winspear has created memorable characters in a moving, beautifully paced story of love and duty."--Booklist"Winspear knows the history of the war that changed the world. In The Care and Management of Lies, she's telling us the story, she's bringing it home. Beautifully, tragically, indelibly."--Bobbi Dumas, NPR Books"Captivating."--Good Housekeeping"A winning stand-alone tale....While questioning war's value and showing its terrible effects off the battlefield, Winspear fashions a stunning trajectory for her main characters."--Publishers Weekly"s much a story of the home front as of the battlefield, this new stand-alone novel is, above all, a moving tale about the beauty of those very virtues--fortitude, faithfulness, compassion--that the Great War called into question."--Washington Post"Just as strong [as the Maisie Dobbs series]-enough to guarantee satisfaction for even the most fervent Maisie fan."--Seattle Times"A moving and remarkable book."--Washington Times"Without questioning either the cause of the war or the dubious tactics employed...these characters simply get on with it, reaffirming our faith in the possibility of everyday nobility....A sad, beautifully written, contemplative testament."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"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."--Library Journal"An engaging picture of the human spirit in a distant time of war, World War I, from the battlefields to the home front in an English village."--Herman Wouk, author of The Winds of War and War and Remembrance"In this dazzling novel Jacqueline Winspear writes irresistibly about the First World War, both in the trenches of France and the fields of England. Her characters walk off the page and into our imaginations, as we fight with them, farm with them, cook with them. I devoured this book."--Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy"A haunting evocation, from an unusual angle, of the war that cast such a shadow over the whole 20th century. Jacqueline Winspear knows her native England, and the human heart, very well indeed."--Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1914-1918"There is power in subtlety. This one is a stunner."--Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana and Gorky Park"A simply told, beautifully written story."--Bill Goldstein, "Bill's Books," Weekend Today in New York-Winspear has returned--via a good new, standalone, non-mystery novel called The Care and Management of Lies--to the wartime period that clearly continues to haunt her. In a publishing season crowded with commemorations of the outbreak of World War I...Winspear's books more than hold their own.---Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air-Captivating....It is in Kezia's imagination and kitchen where this tragic story of war, passion, love and friendship comes alive. Winspear illustrates how food-whether it's imaginary or real-can provide the perfect amount of tenderness and compassion when it's needed the most....A suspenseful wartime narrative.---San Francisco Chronicle-Jacqueline Winspear is one of our best....Beautifully imagined and executed....As with every Winspear novel, there is beautiful writing-and in Kezia and Tom, two characters you won't soon forget.---USA Today-Fiction at once fresh and timeless, intimate and sweeping that chronicles the challenging friendship between a suffragist and a farmer's wife....A rare stand-alone novel by the author of the beloved Maisie Dobbs series.---O, the Oprah Magazine-In a stand-alone departure from her popular post-WWI mystery series featuring psychologist Maisie Dobbs, Winspear has created memorable characters in a moving, beautifully paced story of love and duty.---Booklist-Winspear knows the history of the war that changed the world. In The Care and Management of Lies, she's telling us the story, she's bringing it home. Beautifully, tragically, indelibly.---Bobbi Dumas, NPR Books-Captivating.---Good Housekeeping-A winning stand-alone tale....While questioning war's value and showing its terrible effects off the battlefield, Winspear fashions a stunning trajectory for her main characters.---Publishers Weekly-s much a story of the home front as of the battlefield, this new stand-alone novel is, above all, a moving tale about the beauty of those very virtues--fortitude, faithfulness, compassion--that the Great War called into question.---Washington Post-Just as strong [as the Maisie Dobbs series]-enough to guarantee satisfaction for even the most fervent Maisie fan.---Seattle Times-A moving and remarkable book.---Washington Times-Without questioning either the cause of the war or the dubious tactics employed...these characters simply get on with it, reaffirming our faith in the possibility of everyday nobility....A sad, beautifully written, contemplative testament.---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)-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.---Library Journal-An engaging picture of the human spirit in a distant time of war, World War I, from the battlefields to the home front in an English village.---Herman Wouk, author of The Winds of War and War and Remembrance-In this dazzling novel Jacqueline Winspear writes irresistibly about the First World War, both in the trenches of France and the fields of England. Her characters walk off the page and into our imaginations, as we fight with them, farm with them, cook with them. I devoured this book.---Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy-A haunting evocation, from an unusual angle, of the war that cast such a shadow over the whole 20th century. Jacqueline Winspear knows her native England, and the human heart, very well indeed.---Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1914-1918-There is power in subtlety. This one is a stunner.---Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana and Gorky Park-A simply told, beautifully written story.---Bill Goldstein, -Bill's Books,- Weekend Today in New York --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Briony Holyoake on 27 July 2014

    Jacqueline Winspear, the author of the Maisie Dobbs books, beautifully written.This is a new direction, I believe, planned to coincide with the Great War centenary in 2014.Having just started to read it, I am looking forward to this author's story settings of time, character, place, and the historical research.If this book is written as perceptively and sensitively as the Maisie Dobbs books, it will be a triumph.I have read many true story accounts of WW2, and was so pleased that Jacqueline Winspear decided to write this book, set in WW1.

  • By F. J. Dukes on 9 March 2017

    Another instalment in the Maisie Dobbs series.Well written and thoroughly enjoyable

  • By D. M. Littlewood on 31 January 2015

    I did not buy this book, I had it on loan from the library. I have been a devoted fan of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs novels since I discovered them a few years ago, so I grabbed this with keen anticipation. However, my experience with this one was a rather mixed one. The relationships were attractively done, though missing the excitement of a crime to solve, and the ending was very poignant. However, the historical research was extremely dubious, and so many detail of the war on the Western Front rang false that, for me, the book jarred. For example, as far as I know, sergeants in the British army have never been called "sir" (they were addressed as "sergeant" or "sarge"); I find it odd that any NCO could have got away with such blatant victimisation over such a period, and even more absurd that he could have taken the initiative to force a Field General Court Martial. The FGCM proceedings themselves were quite absurd, since apart from a few hasty ones in the first few weeks of the war the process (and this was 1915) was much more formalised and drawn out; all sentences had to be approved by at least 4 levels of superior commanders. The impression that units spent most of their time in front-line trenches is wrong (except in a major battle - relatively infrequent - only a tiny percentage of soldiers were in the front line at any one time) and the idea that "for every 5 men he took into the line, only 2 returned" as routine (i.e. when no major battle was on) is absurd; both sides would have run out of men in a couple of months if this were the true pattern. 4 stars for the story, minus 2 for the historical absurdities.


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