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Join us for a rare visit from Jacqueline Winspear who is visiting Heffers on 20th August to talk about her latest, standalone book: Care and management of Lies.
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 ordinary life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield herself, 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 unravelling, they hide their despair in letters filled with stories woven to bring comfort. But will well-intended lies and self- deception be of use when they come face-to-face with the enemy?
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.
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Heffers has been selling books in Cambridge since 1876 and is part of the fabric of the historic city centre. We pride ourselves on being a proper bookshop, packed with a vast range of titles from all kinds of subjects to explore, and with knowledgeable and friendly booksellers who are ready to offer advice and recommendations. Our literary event schedule is a busy one, with at least one event taking place most weeks throughout the year, and we are also the bookseller of choice for the Cambridge Literary Festival. Heffers also stocks an impressive range of non-book items including a fantastic selection of board games and we even run a regular games night called Board Games in the Bookshop.
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