There's a murderer on the loose - but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce.
The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home - unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.
Julie Berry's The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place is a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.
©2014 Julie Berry (P)2014 Listening Library
No I bought this book based on the award winning narration of Jayne Entwhistle on the Flavia de Luce books (not available on audible I got them from iTunes).
This reading is not as good, but the real problem is that the girls are constantly referred to by their descriptive such as Pocked Jane and Smooth sally etc. It gets very tiring.
She sounds bored
Didn't get far enough in to know.
Only that the same style of writing seems to have annoyed severel people in the written book reviews also.
This book was so fun and unexpected. The writing was sweet and delightful. It's not sophisticated writing but it isn't any less enjoyable for that.
I downloaded this book to listen to with my daughter on a road trip. We both loved it! Jane Entwhistle is one of my favorite readers, which makes the book so much more enjoyable.
It's a cute story, well
worth the listen.
"Amazing Victorian era book"
One of the best Victorian era book I've ever read!
This book never disappoints and I wish I had the girls' luck.
An amazingly well written book!
"Great read, clever, amusing story"
This is a wonderful Victorian romp, complete with delightful characters, clever plot twists and charming language, well read by the equally wonderful Jayne Entwistle.
I just loved this book, super easy to listen to and a cute story of sisterhood and intrigue and murder. Wish this was a series. Sad its over.
Such an enjoyable, madcap mystery. And Jane Entwistle is one of my favorite narrators. If you like the Flavia de Luce books (which she also reads), you'll like this.
A charming, oddly funny, light mystery. I especially appreciate reading a story placed in the Victorian period that isn't so heavy and portrays the depth and wit of young women.
"lighthearted murder mystery"
kind of a combination of Arsenic and Old Lace and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead
"Enjoyed it. "
I was thinking it a child's book. This is not for children younger than harry potter age. It's creapy and focused on the murders they are trying to solve. I won't read it with my 10 and younger crowd.
If you aren't a child i thought it witty and a fun read. Worth the money.
This is the most humorous book I have ever listened to. I would strongly recommend listening as the preferred way to experience this book, Entwistle and Berry make a great combination!
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