Some of the most frequently asked questions I am asked about Flavia de Luce are these:
1. How are the names “Flavia” and “de Luce” pronounced?
2. What are the titles of the Flavia books, and in what order should they be read?
3. Are the Flavia books suitable for children?
Here are the answers:
1. The pronunciation of Flavia’s name is FLAY’-vee-ah duh-LOOSE.
2. Although the books can be read in any order, it might help with the overall picture if they were read in the order in which they were published: “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie”, “The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag”, “A Red Herring Without Mustard”, and the forthcoming (November) “I Am Half-Sick of Shadows”.
3. Although written for adults, the Flavia books can be read by anyone who enjoys them. I’ve heard from readers ranging in age from 8 to 95.
Hope this clears things up a bit. More light will be shed on other topics in future books.