By Alan Bradley
Banished! is how twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce laments her challenge, while her father and Aunt Felicity send her off to overlook Bodycote’s lady Academy, the boarding college that her mom, Harriet, as soon as attended around the sea in Canada. The sunlight has now not but risen on Flavia’s first day in captivity whilst a present lands at her toes. Flavia being Flavia, a budding chemist and sleuth, that present is a charred and mummified physique, which tumbles out of a bed room chimney. Now, whereas attending sessions, making associates (and enemies), and assessing the school’s stern headmistress and college (one of whom is an acquitted murderess), Flavia is at the hunt for the victim’s identification and time of demise, in addition to suspects, causes, and ability. Rumors swirl that omit Bodycote’s is haunted, and that a number of women have disappeared with no hint. in terms of fixing a number of mysteries, Flavia is as much as the task—but her precise future has but to be printed.
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I did this all on my own. I could have fallen apart. But I didn’t. 26 In the end, Michael did me a favor. . 27 But Michael belonged to the past; he had nothing to do with 28 her new life. Pushing the memories aside, Kate sat down and 29 turned on her computer. The screen flashed on. Responding to 30 computer prompts, Kate quickly typed in her user ID followed by 31 the word password. Then it was on to e-mail. Among the usual 32 clutter of junk e-mails — a paralegal looking for a downtown sub-33 let, a secretary with free kittens, an associate seeking a financial ort 34 planner — she culled the few messages that demanded immediate reg 35 attention.
Then she turned the key and 24 pushed open the door. 25 Stepping into the office, Kate inhaled its familiar smells, furni-26 ture wax mingled with Chanel No. 19, a fragrance she sometimes 27 wore. She cast an approving eye around her ordered domain, with 28 its panoramic views of the Hudson River and beyond. Even in the 29 morning haze, she could make out the Statue of Liberty in the dis-30 tance, a tiny, brave figure engulfed in mist. The room was just as 31 she’d left it. Neat stacks of paper lined her desk.
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