The Sweetness at the Bottom of the PieLarge Print - 2009
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CRRLAdults Jan 06, 2014
Precocious 11-year old fascinated with chemistry and death bicycles around Bishop's Lacey from ancient country house Buckshaw in 1950s England.
Picture a girl who lives there with her most unusual family. Her name is Flavia de Luce—and she’s almost eleven.
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Flavia de Luce is a rather ordinary eleven year old, aside from her expertise in poison.
I am late getting on the Flavia de Luce bandwagon, and I don’t know why! But I am looking forward to binge-reading all seven (so far!) titles in this charming series. Flavia is 11, and is a student of chemistry, especially poison. She is alternately ignored or teased by her two older sisters. ... Read More »
You will love 11-year-old Flavia de Luce, who wants to be a chemist. In this first title in a series, she must use her skills to prove that her father, charged with murder, is innocent.
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Like murder mysteries? Can you compete with an amateur chemistry student who is 11 years old? Funny, unexpected murder mystery with a likeable, young heroine! Watch out - her specialty is poisons!
mystery fiction, yng girl interested in chemistry, mystery of father's trial
Flavia de Luce is an 11 yr. old chemistry whiz. She has two older sisters with whom she is at odds. Her father, a philatelist, is distant and unavailable and she is largely parented by the housekeeper and the gardener. She helps solve the murder of one of her father's school friends who is found dead in the garden.
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Amie thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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"As I stood outside Cow Lane, it occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
No....eight days a week."
“I remembered a piece of sisterly advice, which Feely once gave Daffy and me:
"If ever you're accosted by a man," she'd said, "kick him in the Casanovas and run like blue blazes!"
Although it had sounded at the time like a useful bit of intelligence, the only problem was that I didn't know where the Casanovas were located.
I'd have to think of something else.”
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