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By Alan Bradley



Alan Bradley, writer of the main award-winning sequence debut of any yr, returns with one other impossible to resist Flavia de Luce novel

In the hamlet of Bishop's Lacey, the insidiously shrewdpermanent and unflappable eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce had requested a Gypsy lady to inform her fortune--never awaiting to later stumble around the bad soul, bludgeoned nearly to loss of life within the wee hours in her personal caravan. was once this an act of retribution through these confident that the soothsayer kidnapped a neighborhood baby years in the past? definitely Flavia knows the bliss of settling rankings; revenge is a pleasant hobby whilst one has odious older sisters. yet how may perhaps this crime be attached to the lacking child? because the purple herrings pile up, Flavia needs to kind via clues fishy and foul to untangle darkish deeds and hazardous secrets.

BONUS: This version includes an excerpt from Alan Bradley's I Am Half-Sick of Shadows.

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Gracie shrugged. ’ ‘I don’t make the rules. I bin here before most, but I don’t get any say. ’ So that was the trouble! ‘I didn’t ask,’ said Gracie. ‘No? ’ Kitty flounced away, then came back to face Gracie. ‘And another thing – don’t go talking to that gardener. ’ ‘I like him,’ said Gracie. ’ She wanted to tell Kitty what she had learned from her mother, that you take people as you find them. And she wanted to say that she was sorry Kitty had been given her late shift. But she didn’t. ’ First, she collected fresh water to refill the boilers.

But you do want to go to England,’ said Peggy. ’ ‘I just want to be there. ’ Gracie sighed. ’ ‘Of course you haven’t,’ said Peggy. ’ ‘And you can walk miles and miles through bluebell woods,’ said Hester. ’ ‘A ... ’ Jess stared at Hester. ’ ‘My mother tells me. ’ She glanced at Gracie and a shadow flicked across her eyes. ‘I’m sorry. ’ ‘It’s all right. My mother never lived in a place like that. ’ Gracie pushed damp hair out of her eyes and turned her face to the sea. 48 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 49 ‘In Mother’s village, there were swans, and houses with thatched roofs,’ said Peggy.

It makes your teeth black,’ said Betsy. ’ ‘I’m not rude,’ she said. ’ 54 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 55 Bonaparte shook his head, and let the boy down from his lap. ‘Tu ne seras jamais soldat . . jamais! he said. ’The boy didn’t seem to care, or maybe he didn’t understand. When Bonaparte turned and saw Gracie, she held her hand to her face and hurried on. One Saturday morning, she left Jamestown early after bath time and hiked up the interweaving goat tracks into the mountains behind The Briars.

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