On Tuesday evening we had the opportunity to hear Jaqueline Winspear speak at the Columbus Museum of Art for the fourth event in our Winter/Spring 2013 Evenings with Authors series. With an audience of over 300, we listened as she spoke about writing and the life of her main character, Maise Dobbs. Released only one week before the event, Leaving Everything Most Loved, marks the 10th book in the Maise Dobbs series. Being that the majority of the series takes place in the 1930’s, Winspear discussed her vast knowledge of the time period and how she finds herself extremely fascinated by the culture and lifestyles of those living during that time. She told us about her particular interest in fashion and the reflection of how what is happening in society not only affects what we wear, but how we wear it. Did you know that shoes get pointier during times of war? Attention to detail like this is what has enabled her to capture her readers and make them feel truly transported to 1930’s England. When asked whether or not this was the end of Maise Dobbs, Winspear replied “We’ll just have to see.” Although, she did suggest looking to the last line of Leaving Everything Most Loved to find clue (don’t worry, we won’t spoil it for you).
Thanks to everyone who made it to the event! While our next event with New York Times bestseller, Tracy Chevalier, is sold out, we have two more great authors right around the corner! Click here for more information.