The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

by Alan Bradley (Delacorte, 2009); audiobook read by Jilly Bond (Magna, 2010)

Book cover: “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley (Delacorte, 2009); audiobook read by Jilly Bond (Magna, 2010)

A cosy adult mystery featuring plucky, precocious 11-year-old Flavia de Luce. Flavia has character to burn, and in the audiobook is marvellously portrayed by Jilly Bond. However, the mystery itself is rather laborious and the story evinces almost no sense of pacing.

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