4. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (2003)

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (2003)

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Maisie Dobbs is a witty and intelligent young woman who, upon the outbreak of World War I, finds herself working as an army nurse on the front line.

Her life changing experiences during this time inspire her to become a private investigator, and she soon finds herself having to face the horrors of the war once again with her very first case.

An exciting and intriguing novel, and nice to have a female perspective on the First World War.

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