Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her acclaimed Maisie Dobbs crime series, set in the aftermath of WWI, is beloved by readers worldwide, who can now also follow her Maisie Dobbs Blog: Inspirations from an Extraordinary Generation.
'Jacqueline Winspear has a formidable command of the history of the Great War, and a stunning ability to take some of the most amazing and horrible aspects of that era and bring them home.' NPR Books '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'The Washington Post 'A stunning and heart-breaking novel set in WWI, both in the trenches in France and in the fields of England. A haunting and evocative account from an unusual angle of this war, this tale with pull at the heart strings.'Sheila O'Reilly, Dulwich Books 'Stunning characterisation and dialogue...a timely look at the turmoil the war brought not only to those serving on the front lines but also to those left behind. A must-read!' Books Monthly 'A moving, beautifully paced story of love and duty' Booklist 'Poignant, sensitive and evocative, this is an inspiring exploration of women's changing roles in a turbulent world'. The Good Book Guide