As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust Book
Score: 4
From 86 Ratings

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385678391

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust Excerpt :

"One of the most remarkable creations in recent literature" (USA Today), Flavia de Luce, "part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire" (New York Times Book Review) is back in Alan Bradley's captivating internationally bestselling mystery series. Flavia rules! In this internationally bestselling series of enchanting mysteries, youthful chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce once again brings her knowledge of poisons and her indefatigable spirit to solve dastardly crimes--but this time, she leaves behind her beloved English countryside, and takes her sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools!

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust Book

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345539946

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Flavia de Luce—“part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (The New York Times Book Review)—takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in this captivating mystery. BONUS: This edition includes “The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story.” 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. Praise for As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust “Flavia de Luce [is] perhaps contemporary crime fiction’s most original character—to say she is Pippi Longstocking with a Ph.D. in chemistry (speciality: poisons) barely begins to describe her.”—Maclean’s “Another treat for readers of all ages . . . [As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust] maintains the high standards Bradley set from the start.”—Booklist “Exceptional . . . [The] intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote’s a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia’s sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues t

Cymbeline Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Cymbeline


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-03-10
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139835145

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Cymbeline Excerpt :

This new edition of Shakespeare's Cymbeline takes full account of the critical and historical scholarship produced in the late twentieth century. It foregrounds the elements of romance, tragicomedy and Jacobean stagecraft which together shape the play; it also acknowledges the postmodern indeterminacy of the play's key moments. Martin Butler breaks with the legacy of the sentimental Victorian reading of the heroine, Innogen, which still exerts some hold on production and interpretation today, and has given greater space than his predecessors to the politics of 1610, especially to questions of British union and nationhood. The play has been freshly edited from the text in the 1623 folio, with some interesting textual choices, and has a detailed commentary on linguistic and historical aspects of the text. There is also a full treatment of the play's stage history, from 1610 to the present day.

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385685108

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The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse Excerpt :

Fans of Flavia de Luce rejoice—here’s a special eBook original short story, in which the eleven-year-old connoisseur of chemistry is immersed in her element: solving a mystery! Murder! the letter says, Come at once. Anson House, Greyminster, Staircase No. 3. How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea? After all, examining a dead body sounds like a perfectly splendid way to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her trusted bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss happily along the rainy road, and arrives at her father’s mist-shrouded old school. There, a terrified boy leads her to the loo where, sitting in a bathtub, is what appears to be a statue. But, no: To Flavia’s surprise, the thing is in fact a naked dead man. Save his face, he seems to have been carved out of copper. Never one to shy away from the macabre, Flavia gets to work—only to find that when an investigation begins with a metallic cadaver, ever more curious twists are to be expected.

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew d Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew d


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345539984

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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew d Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hailed as “a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes” by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a Christmas mystery from award-winning author Alan Bradley. In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote’s Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to be sailing home to England. But instead of a joyous homecoming, she is greeted on the docks with unfortunate news: Her father has fallen ill, and a hospital visit will have to wait while he rests. But with Flavia’s blasted sisters and insufferable cousin underfoot, Buckshaw now seems both too empty—and not empty enough. Only too eager to run an errand for the vicar’s wife, Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. Finding the front door ajar, Flavia enters and stumbles upon the poor man’s body hanging upside down on the back of his bedroom door. The only living creature in the house is a feline that shows little interest in the disturbing scene. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. It’s amazing what the discovery of a corpse can do for one’s spirits. But what awaits Flavia will shake her to the very core. Praise for Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d “Mystery fans seeking novels of wit, an immersive English countryside setting, and rich characterizations will be rewarded with this newest entry in the award-winning series.”—Library Journal (starred review) “There is such a thing as willing suspension of disbelief brought on by sheer outlandish charm, and that’s what [Alan] Bradley and some delicious writing have tapped.”—London Free Press “Flavia’s first-person narration reveals her precocious intellect as well as her youthful vulnerability.”—Shelf Awareness “Flavia is once again a fun, science-loving protagonist. . . . This series entry ends on a note that begs for the next story.”—Library Reads “An eleve

Songs of Innocence Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Songs of Innocence


  • Author : William Blake
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1789
  • Genre: Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB00076234

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Songs of Innocence Excerpt :

This book evokes a childlike view of the world that is simple, pastoral and protected.

The Grave s a Fine and Private Place Book
Score: 4
From 39 Ratings

The Grave s a Fine and Private Place


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385678452

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The Grave s a Fine and Private Place Excerpt :

"The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley. In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes against her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself as Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder—although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.

The Chimney Sweeper s Boy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Chimney Sweeper s Boy


  • Author : Barbara Vine
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416531937

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The Chimney Sweeper s Boy Excerpt :

As Sarah researches her famous father's past for her memoir, shocking secrets come to light and threaten her world.

The Weed That Strings the Hangman s Bag Book
Score: 4
From 162 Ratings

The Weed That Strings the Hangman s Bag


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307374721

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The Weed That Strings the Hangman s Bag Excerpt :

Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce didn’t intend to investigate another murder — but then, Rupert Porson didn’t intend to die. When the master puppeteer’s van breaks down in the village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia is front and centre to help Rupert and his charming assistant, Nialla, put together a performance in the local church to help pay the repair bill. But even as the newcomers set up camp and set the stage for Jack and the Beanstalk, there are signs that something just isn’t right: Nialla’s strange bruises and solitary cries in the churchyard, Rupert’s unexplained disappearances and a violent argument with his BBC producer, the disturbing atmosphere at Culverhouse Farm, and the peculiar goings-on in nearby Gibbet Wood — where young Robin Ingleby was found hanging just five years before. It’s enough to set Flavia’s detective instincts tingling and her chemistry lab humming. What are Rupert and Nialla trying to hide? Why are Grace and Gordon Ingleby, Robin’s still-grieving parents, acting so strangely? And what does Mad Meg mean when she says the Devil has come back to Gibbet Wood? Then it’s showtime for Porson’s Puppets at St. Tancred’s — but as Nialla plays Mother Goose, Rupert’s goose gets cooked as the victim of an electrocution that is too perfectly planned to be an accident. Someone had set the stage for murder. Putting down her sister-punishing experiments and picking up her trusty bicycle, Gladys, Flavia uncovers long-buried secrets of Bishop’s Lacey, the seemingly idyllic village that is nevertheless home to a madwoman living in its woods, a prisoner-of-war with a soft spot for the English countryside, and two childless parents with a devastating secret. While the local police do their best to keep up with Flavia in solving Rupert’s murder, his killer may pull Flavia in way over her head, to a startling discovery that reveals the chemical composition of vengeance.

I Am Half Sick of Shadows Book
Score: 4
From 108 Ratings

I Am Half Sick of Shadows


  • Author : Alan Bradley
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385668101

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I Am Half Sick of Shadows Excerpt :

What better Christmas surprise for detective-in-training Flavia de Luce than a dreadful murder under Buckshaw's roof - and a snowbound house full of suspects! It's Christmas time, and our beloved Flavia is tucked away in her laboratory whipping up a sticky concoction to trap that infamous sneak, Saint Nick, and thereby prove once and for all - despite the claims of her evil sisters - that he does exist. But she is soon distracted from her task: Colonel de Luce, in desperate need of funds, has rented the family's crumbling manor house to a film company for the holidays. When its crew arrives from London to shoot a movie starring the reclusive and renowned actress, Phyllis Wyvern, there's no end to the disruptions - and dramas - demanding Flavia's attention. When Wyvern is convinced to perform a famous scene to help raise funds for the local church, it is decided that Buckshaw Manor is the only suitable location. Its foyer alone is bigger than the parish hall, and could fit every man, woman, and child in Bishop's Lacey, to a soul. It's almost Christmas Eve, but - to no one's surprise - all of the village inhabitants fight their way through a raging snowstorm to be in the audience that magical night. As the actors take to the stage, however, the blizzard sets in, and it becomes clear that the villagers will have to hunker down at Buckshaw for the night. Sleeping head to toe in the de Luces' foyer seems amenable to most, until word spreads of the evening's shocking conclusion - Phyllis Wyvern is found strangled to death in the Blue Bedroom, with a length of film from one of her movies tied in an elaborate bow around her neck. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of her chemical cleverness and crime-solving prowess to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight. But when she does piece the puzzle together and deduce who has committed this twisted crime, will Fl

The Chimney Sweeper Book

The Chimney Sweeper


  • Author : William Blake
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN 10 : 0900731044

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The M Pages Book

The M Pages


  • Author : Colette Bryce
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529037517

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A brilliant, moving book . . . Reminiscent of one of this century’s great elegies, Denise Riley’s A Part Song, The M Pages is similarly probing, hurt, skeptical and smarting . . . in a book packed with good poems.' Irish Times The reader might be justified in thinking that the ‘M’ in the title of Colette Bryce’s new collection could stand for ‘mortality’, ‘mourning’, or the spontaneous and cathartic practice of the writer’s ‘morning pages’ – until they reach the book’s arresting central sequence. Addressed to a named ‘M’ who has suddenly died, this fourteen-part poem depicts the experience of unexpected bereavement, and the altering effect such events have on the living. It does so unflinchingly, gracefully and honestly, as Bryce harnesses her characteristic insight, forensic eye and tightly woven music to deeply moving ends – while demonstrating again why she is regarded as one of the leading Irish poets of the age. As the book unfolds, it becomes clear that her other subjects – of family, travel, history and ageing – all orbit the gravitational centre of The M Pages. What emerges is an important book about love, fear, self-censorship and the limits of our knowledge, and what we can and cannot say about some of the most profound events we face.

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Third part of King Henry VI King Richard III King Henry VIII Romeo and Juliet Othello King Lear Macbeth Timon of Athens Hamlet Troilus and Cressida Cymbeline Coriolanus Julius C sar Antony and Cleopatra Titus Andronicus Pericles Venus and Adonis The rape of Lucrece Sonnets A lover s complaint The passionate pilgrim Sonnets to sundry notes of music Song Verses among the additional poems to Chester s Love s martyr 1601


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1875
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101066123561

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Third part of King Henry VI King Richard III King Henry VIII Romeo and Juliet Othello King Lear Macbeth Timon of Athens Hamlet Troilus and Cressida Cymbeline Coriolanus Julius C sar Antony and Cleopatra Titus Andronicus Pericles Venus and Adonis The rape of Lucrece Sonnets A lover s complaint The passionate pilgrim Sonnets to sundry notes of music Song Verses among the additional poems to Chester s Love s martyr 1601 Excerpt :

The Plays of Shakespeare Book

The Plays of Shakespeare


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:400444816

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All s Well That Ends Well Book

All s Well That Ends Well


  • Author : Peter Graystone
  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786223548

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All s Well That Ends Well Excerpt :

Few writers have a deeper understanding of the foibles of human nature and life’s absurdities and tragedies than William Shakespeare. This makes him a fascinating companion for the season of Lent, a traditional time for a spot of self-examination. This engaging, wise and often amusing Lent book sets quotations from Shakespeare’s characters and poems alongside biblical passages and reflects on the resonance between them – one reflection for each day of the season. It starts with dust on Ash Wednesday (‘Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust’, from Cymbeline) and ends with resurrection as Easter Sunday approaches (‘It is required you do awake your faith’, from The Winter’s Tale). In between, it considers many rich spiritual themes: mercy, love, loyalty, trust, good vs evil, guilt, forgiveness, ageing, grief, death, hope and more. Each day’s reflection opens with a quotation from Shakespeare and explores its ideas in conversation with the Bible and Christian thought.