- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday Canada (Jan. 6 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 038567838X
- ISBN-13: 978-0385678384
Hard on the heels of the return of her mother’s body from the frozen reaches of the Himalayas, Flavia, for her indiscretions, is banished from her home at Buckshaw and shipped across the ocean to Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Toronto, her mother’s alma mater, there to be inducted into a mysterious organization known as the Nide.
No sooner does she arrive, however, than a body comes crashing down out of the chimney and into her room, setting off a series of investigations into mysterious disappearances of girls from the school.
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The Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley is definitely one of the best series I have ever read. It is a delightful series for both old and young alike. Who knew that an eleven year old British girl could be such an amazing character.
When I first started reading this series I had no idea where author Alan Bradley was going to take us. What an amazing ride it has been. Flavia is one of the most original and engaging characters I have ever read.
We discovered in the last book that Flavia has more in common with her deceased mother Harriet than she ever imagined. And now she has been banished (her words) to Canada to continue her education at her mother's alma mater in Toronto. Flavia's adventures continue in this new setting. There is more than meets than eye to this Canadian girls private school. And on her first night a body is found in the chimney of her room. And so the new adventure begins...
I really don't want to spoil this for anyone else with any information but this is a wonderful book and I am already looking forward to the next one. I highly recommend this entire series. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust is an excellent addition to the series. I cannot believe it is already the seventh book in the series.