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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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Jan 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: book-club, historical-mystery
Read from January 17 to 25, 2011

While I felt this fizzled a tiny bit toward the end I really liked it overall for the amazing "feel" of the period. It brought to mind the old British movies, especially the St Trinian's films with all those feisty, clever schoolgirls always getting into mischief and besting the adults. It also had the feel of the Unfortunate Events books with Flavia's experiments & precocious interests. Come to think of it, the missing mother also smacked of the Snickett books. Wonderful descriptions of the quirky village folk and interesting family dynamics and even the estate itself made for a wonderful character. Will definitely read more of the Flavia de Luce books. [would be great fodder for Masterpiece Mystery series]- A snow storm cancelled the f2f discussion group and I might not be able to make the rescheduled date. Drat.

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