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The Care and Management of Lies

A Novel Of The Great War

By Jacqueline Winspear, 1955- author

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.

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 prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, 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 unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. Even Tom’s fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia’s mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?

Published to coincide with the centennial of the Great War, The Care and Management of Lies paints a poignant picture of love and friendship strained by the pain of separation and the brutal chaos of battle. Ultimately, it raises profound questions about conflict, belief, and love that echo in our own time.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780062220509


Format: Book
Author: Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author
Title: The care and management of lies : a novel of the great war / Jacqueline Winspear.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
Subject: Female friendship -- Fiction. World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction. Farm life -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780062220509 0062220500
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: F Winspear
Oclc: 881634408
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Bib Id: 530456

Format: Book
Author: Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author.
Title: The care and management of lies : a novel of the great war / Jacqueline Winspear.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
Description: 319 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Female friendship -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Farm life -- Fiction.
LCCN: bl2014019149
ISBN: 9780062220509
ISBN: 0062220500
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: F Winspear