The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia De Luce Mystery Setting

Alan Bradley
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England in the 1950s

The narrative takes place in England in the 1950s. The setting shows the social issues that existed during the time period. Mary shows her dislike of people she believes are from a higher class. Flavia believes that people like Mary also think that these people are in debt and not very smart.

The time period allows the author to create the bond between the Colonel and Dogger as it is soon enough after the war to have bonds that were created during the war to still be intact.

The setting and the time period support themes related to deception as this is a time period when families who had money may no longer have it. This is true of the Colonel who has lived off his late wife’s name.

Buckshaw

Buckshaw is the family home in where Flavia lives. It is here that Horace...

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