Monday, March 10, 2008

Jacqueline Winspear Coming to Toronto!

Sometimes having to sit through a three hour sales meeting first thing on a Monday morning does have an up side! This morning I found out that Jacqueline Winspear, the author of the fabulous (and award-winning) Maisie Dobbs series is coming to Toronto this Sunday to promote the fifth book in the series, An Incomplete Revenge.

For those unfamiliar with the books, the books are historical mysteries set in England in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Maisie Dobbs is a trained psychologist and private investigator who served on the frontlines in France during WWI as an army nurse. Maisie is a very engaging character, the books are packed with period detail and the mysteries often explore the after-effects of war.

The event is part of the Ben McNally Brunch Series, which is being held at the King Edward Hotel at 10:00 a.m. Sunday March 16th. Four authors, food and fun- well worth the drive downtown! The other authors speaking at the event are Ariana Franklin (The Serpent's Tale), Susan Pinker (The Sexual Paradox), and Neil Shubin (Your Inner Fish).
I hope to see other Maisie Dobbs fans there! I'll be the one in the Jacqueline Winspear signing line with my complete set of dog-eared books...

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