Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters

By Lesley M. M. Blume
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440421108, 264pp.)

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

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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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City, and has covered fashion, media, and culture for a wide variety of publications, from the Wall Street Journal to Vogue. She is also the Huffington Post's contributing style editor.
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