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Alan Bradley (1) (1938–)

Auteur de Les étranges talents de Flavia de Luce

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Alan Bradley (1) a été combiné avec C. Alan Bradley.

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Œuvres de Alan Bradley


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Autres noms
Bradley, Alan
Bradley, C. Alan
Date de naissance
Lieu de naissance
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lieux de résidence
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Isle of Man
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
radio and television engineer
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Bradley was born in 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was brought up with two older sisters roughly 100 kilometers east of Toronto in the small town of Cobourg, Ontario. His mother raised the children alone after Bradley's father left the family when he was a toddler.[1] Bradley learned to read at an early age, partly because he was a sickly child who spent a lot of time in bed.[2] However, Bradley confesses to having been a "very bad student",[1] particularly in high school,[2] spending his free time reading in the local cemetery because he felt he didn't fit in.

After completing his education, Bradley worked in Cobourg as a radio and television engineer, designing and building electronic systems. He then worked briefly for Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto (now Ryerson University), before moving to Saskatoon to take a job at the University of Saskatchewan in 1969. There he helped develop a broadcasting studio, where he worked as Director of Television Engineering for 25 years. He took an early retirement from the university in 1994 in order to become a full-time writer.[1]Since selling their home in Kelowna, British Columbia in 2009, Bradley and his wife Shirley have been traveling, hoping to spend time living in various places and visiting every country that is publishing his books.



Flavia de Luce edition question à Book talk (Août 2011)


Somewhat disappointing entry in the series. While there was quite a bit of humor in this one as compared to the last couple, I found the “case” to be almost incomprehensible. Also, I do not like Undine in the least and her presence in this book grated on me. Also, while trying to avoid spoilers, Mr Bradley needs to read up on the physiology of rats.
corliss12000 | 57 autres critiques | Mar 16, 2024 |
It’s been about a year since I read ‘Flavias’ 1-3, and I remember liking the series a lot more than I liked Shadows. I was not nearly as delighted by Flavia as I had been, and found her character and the characters of her family members to be so much less interesting than they had been. Except for Dogger, everything about this novel felt like a reworking of the previous three books. I’m sure I’ll return to the series at some point but it’s certainly moved down my TBR after reading Shadows.… (plus d'informations)
dinahmine | 168 autres critiques | Mar 12, 2024 |
This was an interesting historical mystery set in England in 1950. The mystery is told to us by eleven-year-old chemist Flavia de Luce. Flavia who lives with her father and two older sisters is a chemist with a particular interest in poisons.

The story begins with her being bound, blindfolded, and thrown into a closet - by her two older sisters. She manages to escape but begins to plan her chemical revenge. Oil of poison ivy added to her rather vain oldest sister's lipstick will make an interesting experiment for Flavia.

However, events turn deadly when Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch in her family's garden. She had recently overheard him arguing with her stamp-collecting father. The family's gardener Dogger was also listening in. Now, with the man dead, and her father accused of the murder, Flavia needs to find the true killer to save him.

The mystery leads Flavia to a missing famous stamp and a suicide that happened thirty years earlier to which her father was a witness.

While I didn't like Flavia at the beginning who seemed quite a sociopath to me, I did come to like her and enjoy her using her great intelligence and knowledge of chemistry to help the police find out what happened to the man in the garden and the very valuable stamp.

This is the first of a ten-book series.
… (plus d'informations)
kmartin802 | 653 autres critiques | Mar 12, 2024 |
i love flavia and enjoyed this more mystery based return to the original. I feel the author is struggling to provide reasonable occurrences more than he needs to. I know a twelve or 13 year old kid in a small village can only solve so many murders, but I'm willing to suspend my disbelief. Think I'd enjoy it more if he weren't constantly trying to explain it. In this one, Dpgger and the housekeeper are welcome, whole daffy and feely are peripheral.
cspiwak | 57 autres critiques | Mar 6, 2024 |


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