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Today I’ll introduce you and me both to the next book in Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series: An Incomplete Revenge. I am, in fact, reasonably certain that this is the very next book to follow the one I have just read, so hopefully no more snafus of that sort. I never did get around to reading Pardonable Lies; maybe I’ll get around to it one of these days. I always was a fan of reading out of order.
The old woman rested on the steps of her home, a caravan set apart from those of the rest of her family, her tribe. She pulled a clay pipe from her pocket, inspected the dregs of tobacco in the small barrel, shrugged, and struck a match against the rim of a water butt tied to the side of her traveling home.
What’s this? Gypsies? Maisie is stepping out of her standard circles here, although I suppose she was always ready to do that. I would like to see something other than the same moneyed Brits hire her; perhaps we could go back to France or do some other sort of travel. Or, gypsies. Okay. This is a source of variety; I’ll take it.
Will you be enjoying Maisie with me? I think the Read-Along has us writing this one up on Monday the 14th, so I shall start reading this weekend!
Sorry, I know it’s been a bit sparse around here this week. Hopefully I’m about caught up and ready to be a good (daily) blogger again. Enjoy your weekend!