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The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
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Oct 19, 2009

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This book is fun--a knock off of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories. The premise is that Sherlock Holmes' little sister Enola has broken the conventions of victorian English society and has run away from home to become a detective like her brilliant brother. She has her adventures and solves mysteries while at the same time eluding Sherlock Holmes who is looking for her and trying to bring her home to behave like a proper young lady. A couple critisms I have of the book: it has an overtly feminist agenda--as in the author makes a point of showing the reader just how mistreated women were in England in the 19th century. Valid points, but I found it a bit tiring. Also, this book gives you the feeling that it is part of a series and you missed the first book. I can't find any other books in the series to fill in blanks.

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