The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie It is the summer of and at the once grand mansion of Buckshaw young Flavia de Luce an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events A dead bird is
  • Title: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • ISBN: 00276
  • Page: 225
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  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
    It is the summer of 1950 and at the once grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying b It is the summer of 1950 and at the once grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn t Quite the contrary This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 386 pages Published April 24th 2009 by Delacorte Press More Details Original Title The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ASIN B0027G6XDS Edition Language English Series Flavia de Luce 1 Characters Flavia de Luce, Ophelia de Luce, Daphne de Luce, Dogger, Mrs Mullet, Horace Bonepenny, Inspector Hewitt, Ned Cropper, Tully Stoker, Mary Stoker, Bob Stanley, Colonel de Luce, Frank Pembertonless setting Bishop s Lacey, England United Kingdom England Literary Awards Barry Award for Best First Novel 2010 , Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel 2010 , Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel 2010 , Dilys Award
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie By Alan Bradley,

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a mystery by Alan Bradley published in Set in the English countryside in , it features Flavia de Luce, an year old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to clear her father in a murder investigation. Reading guide for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie falls within the tradition of English country house mysteries, but with the devilishly intelligent Flavia racing around Bishop s Lacey on her bike instead of the expected older woman ferreting out the truth by chatting with her fellow villagers. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley is a Delacorte Press publication Several years back, I received a copy of the fifth book in this series for review purposes I had no idea I was agreeing to read a YA mystery, and was slightly irritated at myself for not researching the context before agreeing to review it. Sweetness Summary GradeSaver The Sweetness Community Note includes chapter by chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Sweetness Sweetness is a basic taste most commonly perceived when eating foods rich in sugars.Sweet tastes are generally regarded as pleasurable, except when in excess citation needed In addition to sugars like sucrose, many other chemical compounds are sweet, including aldehydes, ketones, and sugar alcohols.Some are sweet at very low concentrations, allowing their use as non caloric sugar substitutes. The Sweetness YouTube Sep , posters to be in the norman vid intro Sweetness definition of sweetness by The Free Dictionary Define sweetness sweetness synonyms, sweetness pronunciation, sweetness translation, English dictionary definition of sweetness adj sweeter , sweetest Having the taste of sugar or a substance containing or resembling sugar, as honey or saccharin a Containing or derived Sweetness Synonyms, Sweetness Antonyms Merriam Webster Sweetness the state or quality of having a pleasant or agreeable manner in socializing with others Synonyms affability, agreeability, agreeableness Antonyms disagreeableness, unpleasantness The Sweet Discography Discogs The nucleus of The Sweet came together in , when drummer Michael Thomas Tucker b July , Harlesden, London, England and vocalist Brian Francis Connolly b October , Hamilton, Scotland played together in Wainwright s Gentlemen, a small time club circuit band whose repertoire comprised a mixture of Motown, RB and psychedelia The pair broke away to form Sweetshop, later

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  • Alan Bradley

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name 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 Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name 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 Guild Award for Children s Literature.For a number of years, he regularly taught Script Writing and Television Production courses at the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division at both beginner and advanced levels.His fiction has been published in literary journals and he has given many public readings in schools and galleries His short stories have been broadcast by CBC Radio.He was a founding member of The Casebook of Saskatoon, a society devoted to the study of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlockian writings Here, he met the late Dr William A.S Sarjeant, with whom he collaborated on their classic book, Ms Holmes of Baker Street This work put forth the startling theory that the Great Detective was a woman, and was greeted upon publication with what has been described as a firestorm of controversy.The release of Ms Holmes resulted in national media coverage, with the authors embarking upon an extensive series of interviews, radio and television appearances, and a public debate at Toronto s Harbourfront His lifestyle and humorous pieces have appeared in The Globe and Mail and The National Post.His book The Shoebox Bible McClelland and Stewart, 2006 has been compared with Tuesdays With Morrie and Mr God, This is Anna In July of 2007 he won the Debut Dagger Award of the British Crimewriter s Association for his novel The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, the first of a series featuring eleven year old Flavia de Luce, which has since won the 2009 Agatha Award for Best First Novel,the 2010 Dilys Award,the Spotted Owl Award, and the 2010 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie has also been nominated for the Macavity, the Barry, and the Arthur Awards.Alan Bradley lives in Malta with his wife Shirley and two calculating cats

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  • This book probably deserves 4 stars, but to me, as far as how much I enjoyed it, 5 stars baby Having just read Steig Larssen s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I hadn t expected to stumble on a heroine as quickly that I d love as much But Flavia fits the bill This is a historical mystery, set in England in the late 40 s 51 maybe Anyway, Flavia is 11 going on 40 She s a genius, perhaps a mad one, who knows She is drawn into a wonderful mystery that I don t want to spoil, but her tenacity and This book [...]


  • I really wanted to like this then I ended up doing The story started off slowly, then picked up steam with a murder to solve and some interesting backstory on stamps What hindered my enjoyment of the book, the story and the murder mystery was, unfortunately, the main character and detective Flavia duLuce.To say that young Flavia is precocious is an understatement She has to be one of the most intelligent, well spoken, criminal minds since Sherlock Holmes Problem is, she s only 11 years I really [...]


  • So I m the outlier I cannot abide Flavia de Luce yes, the same Flavia de Luce that everyone else in the reading universe or at least the subset of those who enjoy mysteries loves, adores, enjoys For months I hid my outlier status by changing the applicable shelf from currently reading to to read , but have decided that today I shall end the deception and own my outlier status I am a grown woman I can handle the blow back from admitting that being forced to read one page rel So I m the outlier I [...]


  • A historical mystery, set in England, narrated by a precocious 11 year old girl I feel like I should have loved this, but mostly it just bored me Flavia s narration, designed to show off how brilliant she is, lacked the necessary wit and charm, and her investigation into a couple of murders and some missing stamps was full of weird leaps of logic and sideways step conclusions I never felt involved or like any part of the story was real or mattered.


  • Flavia de Luce is an 11 year old amateur sleuth, a future chemist and poison enthusiast She lives with her widowed father and two older sisters at Buckshaw a decaying English country side mansion Flavia s days are occupied with chemical experiments and schemes of spiking her evil older sister Ophelia s lipstick with poison ivy That is until one fateful day a dead bird with a postage stamp stuck to its beak is found on the doorstep of Buckshaw Even , soon after Flavia finds a dead man i Flavia de [...]


  • I absolutely loved Sweetness The narrator protagonist is one of the cleverest, liveliest, most entertaining characters I have had the pleasure to meet in many a year I laughed aloud many times and couldn t wait to get back to reading this gem Flavia is the 11 year old daughter of a widower in England in the 50s She loves science and mystery, despises her haughty clueless sisters, and is plotting to poison them and get away with it When mysterious crimes happen at the family home, she thrust I ab [...]


  • When young Flavia de Luce, aspiring chemist, finds a body in the cucumber patch outside her father s house, she finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and murderI m not really sure how my love of detective fiction led me to this tale of an eleven year old girl in 1950s England solving a mystery involving stamps but I m glad it did.Flavia de Luce is a precocious English girl with a passion for chemistry in general and poisons in particular She lives in an English country house with her fa Whe [...]


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