The Care and Management of Lies

The Care and Management of Lies

A Novel of the Great War

Audiobook CD - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
In this poignant novel of love and friendship tested by separation and war, Kezia struggles to keep her ordered life from unraveling after her husband enlists to fight for his country, while Thea, her best friend, sister-in-law and suffragette, is drawn reluctantly to the battlefield. Simultaneous.

Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781483005201
Branch Call Number: Fiction Winspear CD
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (9 3/4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Barber, Nicola 1978-


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Oct 18, 2016

I had my doubts since it isn't a Maisie Dobbs novel, but I got into the rhythm of the characters ( esp. Kezia and Theo) and the farm. Winespear writes characters who are very egalitarian and down-to-earth. Wonder if she's Quaker?

JCLJoyceM Sep 28, 2016

Winspear crafts a World War I tale which lets us see how the fighting affected those Britains who left to serve – soldiers, female ambulance drivers and chaplains – and those who stayed behind. Kezia manages the operation of the farm while her husband, Tom, is away and carefully describes recipes to give him a taste of home cooking, if only in his mind. Tom and his fellow soldiers look forward to her culinary adventures, which Tom reads aloud. Tom’s harassment by the sergeant leads to dramatic events. This is the second Winspear book I have read, and I love her details of the era.


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