I haven’t written for a month now because I am totally engrossed in the whole Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs series. These are just so good. I’m reading number 7, The Mapping of Love and Death, and I just finished the really superb number 6, Among the Mad. Winspear does such an excellent job of describing all the parts of the post WWI era, and does so with care and accuracy. Her plots are perfect elucidations of the circumstances of the time, and in each book I learn more and more about the aftermath of that horrible conflict. And, of course, in learning that I get a new window into war’s horrors and challenges in any era.