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A Red Herring Without Mustard

by Alan Bradley

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Series: Flavia de Luce (3)

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Flavia's discovery of an old Gypsy woman who's been attacked in her wagon sends the girl off on an investigation that will reveal more of Buckshaw's secrets as well as new information about Harriet, the mother Flavia never knew.
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another highly entertaining installment in the series. The story is very funny, and smart as well. love that the bicycle is named Gladys. ( )
  wills2003 | Jul 30, 2020 |


Another excellent book in the series. Flavia DeLuce, a fairly awful child who is tormented by her sisters and ignored by her father, once again bicycles about putting herself in danger and dabbling in chemistry. This one involves gypsies, stolen antiques, and a sect called Hobblers. ( )
  dmturner | Jun 29, 2020 |
Could I be getting a little tired of Flavia de Luce? She seems to be beginning to reach a rapproachment with her sisters, but that's going rather slowly. The central mystery was ok, but not stellar. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for it, ( )
  ffortsa | Jun 28, 2020 |
Gypsies in the woods
prowlers lurking in the dark
old cults resurface. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
3.5 stars ( )
  natcontrary | Jun 22, 2020 |
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Bradley, Alanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bronswijk, Ineke vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Entwistle, JayneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hobbing, DianeDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Montgomery, JoeCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sullivan, SimonCartographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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...a cup of ale without a wench, why, alas, 'tis like an egg without salt or a red herring without mustard.
- A Looking Glasse, for London and Englande, by Thomas Lodge and Robert Greene (1592)
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For John and Janet Harland
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"You frighten me," the Gypsy said.
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It was Ophelia, the older of my two sisters. Feely was seventeen, and ranked herself right up there with the Blessed Virgin Mary, although the chief difference between them, I'm willing to bet, is that the BVM doesn't spend twenty-three hours a day peering at herself in a looking glass while picking away at her face with a pair of tweezers.
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Eleven-year-old detective Flavia de Luce sorts through clues, trying to solve various mysteries involving a missing child, a fortune-teller, and a dead body found in Flavia's own backyard.
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