Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume

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Eleven-year-old Cornelia is the daughter of two world-famous pianists—a legacy that should feel fabulous, but instead feels just plain lonely. She surrounds herself with dictionaries and other books to isolate herself from the outside world. But when a glamorous neighbor named Virginia Somerset moves next door with her servant Patel and a mischievous French bulldog named Mister Kinyatta, Cornelia discovers that the world is a much more exciting place than she had originally thought.

An unforgettable story of friendship and adventure that takes readers around the world and back again, Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters is a dazzling first novel by Lesley M. M. Blume.


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About Lesley M. M. Blume

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Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City.
 
Published January 8, 2008 by Yearling. 274 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A series of entertaining vignettes about the lives of four high-spirited, globe-trotting sisters in the 1950s are meant to teach a diffident young girl about the importance of self-esteem in this well-intentioned but not particularly successful first effort.

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Eleven-year-old Cornelia rarely gets to see her mother, a famous pianist who travels almost constantly and gives concerts all around the world.

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