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With an education in electronic engineering, Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario, and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in Toronto, before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he remained for 25 years before taking early retirement to write in 1994.

He became the first President of the Saskatoon Writers, and a founding member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. His children's stories were published in The Canadian Children's Annual, and his short story, Meet Miss Mullen, was the first recipient of the Saskatchewan Writers
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Flavia is Top Pick

I'm excited to share the news that "As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust" has been chosen by LibraryReads as January's Top Pick.

Library Reads are chosen by librarians from across the US as the books they love best.

I'm told that this is the first time an author or a series has been twice chosen. Last year, The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches' was also picked.

What a Christmas gift!

Thank you, librarians!

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“As I stood outside in 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.”
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Alan Bradley Sophie wrote: "Hi Alan

Just finished reading 'Speaking From Among The Bones'. What a cliffhanger! Loved the book and can't wait for the next one! By the way I laughed and laughed at the "stupid old sea cow" bit..."


Hi again, Sophie,

I'm glad you had as much fun reading it as I did writing it - and that it made you laugh! Next book will be out in mid-January.

Alan


message 12: by Sophie

Sophie Hi Alan

Just finished reading 'Speaking From Among The Bones'. What a cliffhanger! Loved the book and can't wait for the next one! By the way I laughed and laughed at the "stupid old sea cow" bit. Fantastically written- I hope the Flavia books go on for a long time :)

Regards

Sophie


message 11: by Alan

Alan Bradley Hi, Sophie,


Thanks for your kind words. I love hearing from readers who have enjoyed the Flavia books.

With warmest regards,

Alan


message 10: by Sophie

Sophie Hi Alan
I am so excited to read the new book! I LOVE Flavia! I always laugh out loud when I read your books- my family thinks I'm crazy! Keep up the amazing stories :)
Regards
Sophie


message 9: by Beth

Beth Hi Alan,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author! I love Flavia.


Eyehavenofilter Ok! Ok! I'll read... I've become so fond of these young spitfires... Arya from GOT, Bloody Jack from her series and now Flavia! Just makes me wish that I was 11 again! ( in my head I am ! )


message 7: by Alan

Alan Bradley Kristen wrote: "I enjoy reading and rereading "Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" because riding a bicycle with Flavia is tremendous fun. It makes me feel fifty years younger."


Thanks, Kristen. Me too!


Alan


Kristen Barr I enjoy reading and rereading "Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" because riding a bicycle with Flavia is tremendous fun. It makes me feel fifty years younger.


message 5: by Lynne

Lynne So excited that 4th book will be out this year. I miss Flavia. Thank you so much Alan.


message 4: by Alan

Alan Bradley Thanks, Maureen, Tegan Mae, and Tanu. It's always a treat to hear from readers who are enjoying the Flavia books.

Happy reading!

Alan


Shayantani Thankyou for giving me my new best friend, Flavia De Luce, can't get enough of her..


message 2: by Tegan

Tegan Just want to say I can't wait for the next Flavia de Luce book! Flavia is by far one of my favorite characters in any book I've read! I couldn't put the books down. Thanks for creating such a wonderful series!


Maureen Rue Hi Alan,
Just finished "A Red Herring Without Mustard". I think it's the best Flavia yet. I love your characters. They are like my family!
Maureen


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