As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7
Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavia's first day in... show more
Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her predicament, when her father and Aunt Felicity ship her off to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, the boarding school that her mother, Harriet, once attended across the sea in Canada. The sun has not yet risen on Flavia's first day in captivity when a gift lands at her feet. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that gift is a charred and mummified body, which tumbles out of a bedroom chimney. Now, while attending classes, making friends (and enemies), and assessing the school's stern headmistress and faculty (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is on the hunt for the victim's identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means. Rumors swirl that Miss Bodycote's is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace. When it comes to solving multiple mysteries, Flavia is up to the task—but her true destiny has yet to be revealed.
Publish date: 2015-01-06
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Flavia de Luce (#7)
I don't remember all that many details from the preceding book in this series, which is a pity, in that it would have helped me better understand this one. Whatever, Flavia is sent into exile in Canada. Sent to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto to be exact. She is a member of a mysterious "c...
Series: Flavia de Luce #7 Flavia is exiled to the wilds of Toronto to attend her mother's old boarding school. I have to say that Flavia's adventures on the Danforth with her treks out to Rosedale amused me. Although I love the narrator of these books, I did find her "Canadian" accents to be a bit...
"Banished!" After Flavia is sent to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto to put some order in her life and to complete her informal studies, she is forced to face the outside world (even if it's just inside a school) for the first time without her family, her beloved Dogger, and her trustworthy...
You know when you read a book and the story isn't too interesting. You are not too interested in who the killer will turn out to be either. But you still love the book because you are in love with the characters. You still keep reading because the author writes beautifully. And most of all, the auth...
I do believe I've found a new young heroine to add to my shelf of favorites! When I saw the synopsis for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust I was instantly smitten. Stories where young ladies do amazing things make me smile. Plus, I love a good mystery. What I didn't know, was that this book is the 7t...