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A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
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May 23, 11

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bookshelves: 21st-century, read-in-2011, mystery

In my opinion, the Flavia books are getting steadily less good. I don't think I'll be reading the next one. This wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't anything special either.

Also, question for people who have read this book: am I missing something, or are these 2 points not explained?

1. Porcelain: why was she wearing Harriet's clothes, with a look of contempt?
2. Ursula: why did she look at Flavia with hatred and why was she standing by the river?

These two things really interested me throughout the book, but they don't seem to get resolved.

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Sasha Elle I think Porcelain wore the dress because she was afraid of having dinner with such a aristocratic family, especially since she's poor herself. The contempt part, I don't really know, maybe because she surprised everyone.

Ursula was at the lake to get wicker for her baskets, at least that's what I understood.

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