Journey to Munich

Journey to Munich
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062220622
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal). It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .

Journey to Munich

Journey to Munich
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062220616
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Harper Perennial

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal). It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death—has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers—and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas. . . .

Journey to Munich

Journey to Munich
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780749020217
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Allison & Busby Ltd

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‘WRY AND IMMENSELY READABLE’ DAILY MAIL Early 1938. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is dead and his daughter ailing, the Secret Service wants Maisie Dobbs – who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter – to retrieve the man from Dachau Prison, on the outskirts of Munich. Travelling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas . . . Join Maisie Dobbs as she travels into the heart of the Third Reich as the shadows of war lengthen. ‘I AM A HUGE MAISIE DOBBS FAN’ LEE CHILD

Journey to Munich

Journey to Munich
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Author: Instaread
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781683783251
Release: 2016-06-06
Editor: Instaread Summaries

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Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear | Summary & Analysis Preview: Journey to Munich is the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series. Set in 1938, the novel tells the story of private agent Maisie Dobbs’s dangerous mission to Munich to recover a British citizen who has been imprisoned by Hitler’s Third Reich. Maisie has just returned to London from Spain, where she served as a nurse in the Spanish Civil War. There she tended to the wounded, losing herself in service in the wake of her husband James’s death in an airplane crash. Now Maisie must begin her life again. On a walk around Fitzroy Square, Maisie is approached by British Secret Service agents Robert MacFarlane and Brian Huntley, who have a new mission for her. They explain that Leon Donat, an engineer, inventor, and businessman, is being held at Dachau, a prison camp near Munich. Allegedly Donat gave money to a young journalist, Ulli Bader, to help fund… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Journey to Munich: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
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Author: Markus Zusak
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781784162122
Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

The Girl from Munich

The Girl from Munich
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Author: Tania Blanchard
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781925596151
Release: 2017-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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The runaway Australian bestseller about love and loss in wartime Germany, inspired by a true story. 1943 ... The choices she makes will change her life forever. Growing up in Hitler’s Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart Heinrich while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland. But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte’s life of privilege and comfort begins to collapse around her. As Hitler’s Reich abandons Germany and the country falls to the Allied forces, Lotte is forced to flee from the unfolding chaos to the country with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior. Amid the danger, pain and heartbreak, Lotte must forge a new life for herself. But as the country struggles to find its future, shadows of the past come rushing back and Lotte finds herself questioning everything she has fought for – love, duty and freedom. Praise for The Girl from Munich ‘Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery.’ The Courier Mail ‘An epic tale, grand in scope. An intimate, emotional portrayal of one woman’s struggle to survive ... Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide.’ The Weekly Times ‘An intriguing look at when devotion to a political leader turns to disillusion and dismay.’ Sunday Age ‘Stellar debut Aussie fiction combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories … Superb and enriching.’ Better Reading ‘A hauntingly romantic and gripping read … I couldn’t put it down.’ Style ‘You'll fly through these pages of love, duty and survival and join me in awaiting a sequel.’ Weekend Herald, Auckland (5 stars) ‘Exceptional historical fiction … Beautifully written.’ Amazon review (5 stars) ‘I got completely swept up in this story of love, duty and survival.’ Amazon review (5 stars) ‘A fabulous effort from a debut author.’ Amazon review (5 stars) ‘One of the best historical fiction books I have read.' Amazon review

A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062220578
Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Four years after she set sail from England, leaving everything she most loved behind, Maisie Dobbs at last returns, only to find herself in a dangerous place . . . In Jacqueline Winspear‘s powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy, a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads Maisie into a web of lies, deceit, and peril. Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger. But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

The Care and Management of Lies

The Care and Management of Lies
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062220523
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Sound of Munich

The Sound of Munich
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Author: Suzanne Nelson
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0142405760
Release: 2006
Editor: Puffin Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Siena Bernstein attends school in Munich for three months, where she perfects her German languague skills, flirts with her attractive resident advisor, and attempts to find the man who helped her father's family escape East Berlin in 1962.

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Leaving Everything Most Loved
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062049629
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Leaving Everything Most Loved by New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs investigates the murder of Indian immigrants in London. The year is 1933. Maisie Dobbs is contacted by an Indian gentleman who has come to England in the hopes of finding out who killed his sister two months ago. Scotland Yard failed to make any arrest in the case, and there is reason to believe they failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The case becomes even more challenging when another Indian woman is murdered just hours before a scheduled interview. Meanwhile, unfinished business from a previous case becomes a distraction, as does a new development in Maisie's personal life. Bringing a crucial chapter in the life and times of Maisie Dobbs to a close, Leaving Everything Most Loved marks a pivotal moment in this outstanding mystery series.

Munich Airport

Munich Airport
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Author: Greg Baxter
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781455557943
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Twelve

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A masterwork of minimalism." --Entertainment Weekly From the critically acclaimed author of The Apartment comes a powerful, poetic, and haunting exploration of loss, love, and isolation, now available in paperback. An American living in London receives a phone call from a German policewoman telling him the nearly inconceivable news that his sister, Miriam, has been found dead in her Berlin apartment-from starvation. Three weeks later the man, his father, and an American consular official named Trish find themselves in the bizarre surroundings of a fogbound Munich Airport, where Miriam's coffin is set to be loaded onto a commercial jet and returned to America. Greg Baxter's bold, mesmeric novel tells the story of these three people over the course of three weeks, as they wait for Miriam's body to be released, grieve over her incomprehensible death, and try to possess a share of her suffering--and her yearning and grace. With prose that is tense, precise, and at times highly lyrical, MUNICH AIRPORT is a novel for our time, a work of richness, gravity, and even dark humor. Following his acclaimed American debut, MUNICH AIRPORT marks the establishment of Greg Baxter as an important new voice in literature, one who has already drawn comparisons to masters such as Kafka, Camus, and Murakami.

The Ghost of Munich

The Ghost of Munich
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Author: Georges-Marc Benamou
Pages: 280
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131621216
Release: 2008
Editor: Quercus Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

September 29th 1938. The day the fate of Czechoslovakia was sealed by the Munich Agreement. Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain and - the phantom of Munich, Edouard Daladier, president of the French Council. Summer 1968. A mysterious American journalist, young, female, Czech in origin - lands on a small island in the Rhone river. Her mission is to find Edouard Daladier, who is widely believed to be dead and to persuade him, as the only living witness to the events of Munich to let her have access to his extraordinary archive and to tell her his secrets. Daladier is a recluse, obsessed with history and his part in it but the journalist succeeds in drawing from him the astonishing story of the betrayal of a nation. Scene by scene, hour by hour the reader accompanies Daladier from his departure to Munich to his triumphant, but ultimately tragic return to Paris. In Munich we sit with him and the other leaders at the negotiation table, at lunch, in and out of each other's seats, hotel rooms and cars. The tensions of the fateful day build up, the political twists and turns and the personal intensities are described with insight and humour. The Ghost of Munich has the sharpness of a film, the drama of tragedy and the truth of history.

Summary of Journey to Munich

Summary of Journey to Munich
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Author: Instaread
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1533658749
Release: 2016-06-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Summary of Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear | Includes Analysis Preview: Journey to Munich is the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series. Set in 1938, the novel tells the story of private agent Maisie Dobbs's dangerous mission to Munich to recover a British citizen who has been imprisoned by Hitler's Third Reich. Maisie has just returned to London from Spain, where she served as a nurse in the Spanish Civil War. There she tended to the wounded, losing herself in service in the wake of her husband James's death in an airplane crash. Now Maisie must begin her life again. On a walk around Fitzroy Square, Maisie is approached by British Secret Service agents Robert MacFarlane and Brian Huntley, who have a new mission for her. They explain that Leon Donat, an engineer, inventor, and businessman, is being held at Dachau, a prison camp near Munich. Allegedly Donat gave money to a young journalist, Ulli Bader, to help fund... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Journey to Munich: Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

A Letter From Munich

A Letter From Munich
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Author: Meg Lelvis
Pages: 172
ISBN: 1684334470
Release: 2020-04-09
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

While visitng Munich, ex-cop, Jack Bailey, discovers the whereabouts of his father's WWII girlfriend, Ariana Schröder, and learns more than he bargained for.

Diary of a Pilgrimage

Diary of a Pilgrimage
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Author: Jerome K. Jerome,Jerome Klapka Jerome
Pages: 280
ISBN: CORNELL:31924013488568
Release: 1892
Editor: Рипол Классик

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 –1927) was an English writer and humourist. The pilgrimage of the title is a journey to see the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau, which has been performed every ten years since 1634, the middle of the Thirty Years War. «Diary» is a typically witty account of this journey, part travelogue and part social commentary. Journalist, playwright and author, a wealth of his writing has remained just beyond the public gaze. «Diary of a Pilgrimage» is one such work.

A Lesson in Secrets

A Lesson in Secrets
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062079237
Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear’s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s government.” When the college’s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei—the Nazi Party—on Britain’s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is “a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity” (Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels
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Author: Gregory Austin McConnell
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0984124314
Release: 2009-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For Charlie Wade, life has been a bullet-train roller coaster that doesn't slow down and always twists and turns. He has spent the last 3 years of his life in a cell. After being released from juvenile detention at the age of 18, Wade skips probation and moves to the smallest town he can find: Munich, Kentucky. There, he saves a girl named Harmony Wallace from an attacker, and his life changes forever. "Fallen Angels" tells the story of Wade's journey towards redeeming himself from his past life of sins. Every day he is forced to struggle to find the truths of morality, and is faced with the difficulty of judging the difference between right and wrong in a world seemingly filled with morally gray areas.

The Bell of Treason

The Bell of Treason
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Author: P. E. Caquet
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781590510520
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Other Press, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing on a wealth of previously unexamined material, this staggering account sheds new light on the Allies’ responsibility for a landmark agreement that had dire consequences. On returning from Germany on September 30, 1938, after signing an agreement with Hitler on the carve-up of Czechoslovakia, Neville Chamberlain addressed the British crowds: “My good friends…I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.” Winston Churchill rejoined: “You have chosen dishonor and you will have war.” P. E. Caquet’s history of the events leading to the Munich Agreement and its aftermath is told for the first time from the point of view of the peoples of Czechoslovakia. Basing his work on previously unexamined sources, including press, memoirs, private journals, army plans, cabinet records, and radio, Caquet presents one of the most shameful episodes in modern European history. Among his most explosive revelations is the strength of the French and Czechoslovak forces before Munich; Germany’s dominance turns out to have been an illusion. The case for appeasement never existed. The result is a nail-biting story of diplomatic intrigue, perhaps the nearest thing to a morality play that history ever furnishes. The Czechoslovak authorities were Cassandras in their own country, the only ones who could see Hitler’s threat for what it was, and appeasement as the disaster it proved to be. In Caquet’s devastating account, their doomed struggle against extinction and the complacency of their notional allies finally gets the memorial it deserves.

The American Agent

The American Agent
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062436696
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, “one of the great fictional heroines” (Parade), investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice—Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.

Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs
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Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781569473306
Release: 2003
Editor: Soho Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.