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September book events: Charles Todd, Lip Service, writing workshops

September book events: Charles Todd, Lip Service, writing workshops

Charles Todd — the pseudonym of the writing team of mother, Caroline, and son, Charles Todd —writes two well-plotted, elegant series about WWI’s effect on England. One series follows Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge and the other nurse Bess Crawford.

“A Forgotten Place,” Todd’s 10th novel about Bess, finds the battlefield nurse assigned to a clinic for amputees. WWI has just ended but the battle scars — both physical and emotional — remain with the soldiers, especially the Welsh patients who have few options but to return to the coal mines. And only the former soldiers who are fit can find work. But the former soldiers also are being targeted by a killer, prompting...

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