Review: BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Jacqueline Winspear

Bitter Tea and Mystery recently read and reviewed Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

I read Birds of a Feather recently, and I did like the historical setting. The book is very successful at bringing alive the problems people are left to deal with after the Great War.  Most people have lost relatives and friends. Men have come home from war with injuries that plague them for the rest of their years. Times are hard for most people, and there is a lot of unemployment.

Read the full review.

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  1. The mysteries of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Todd have been criticized for lack of mystery format and more social history. And yet, that’s what I find interesting about them and why I read them in order. They are at the top of their game when writing about “shell shock”, post traumatic stress syndrome. soldiers re-adapting to society,unemployment, etc. Especially as an American, I was weak on the British casualties and society pre, during and post-war WWI. Thanks for your challenge. My journal includes poetry, quotes and books about WWI.

  2. So glad that you are finding these reviews and book lists helpful. I personally like Winspear and Todd for the same reasons you cite here in your comment.

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