Finishing School
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  • 1
    Etiquette and Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 | Gail Carriger

    Etiquette and Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners - and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped.

    A great start to a new series

    As a fan of the Parasol protectorate books, I was sceptical about a new series by Gail Carriger for younger readers/listeners. It took a little bit of..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2013 by Richard (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Curtsies and Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2 | Gail Carriger

    Curtsies and Conspiracies: Finishing School, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (85)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
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    Does one need four fully-grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully-grown guests? Sophronia's first year at school has certainly been rousing. First, her finishing school is training her to be a spy. (Won't Mumsy be surprised!) Secondly, she gets mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and has a cheese pie thrown at her.

    Great second book

    Yes, I would definitely recommend this book as it is very well written and funny.

    Reviewed on 30 November 2014 by L ()
  • 3
    Waistcoats and Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 | Gail Carriger

    Waistcoats and Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (86)
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    Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no one would have suspected what - and who - they would find aboard the suspiciously empty train.

    Wonderful

    Love the style, the voice acting, and the world. Trying to stop listening but it's too good.

    Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by mrs karen m cross (UK)
  • 4
    Manners and Mutiny | Gail Carriger

    Manners and Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (57)
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    The fourth and final book in a steampunk YA adventure series from Orbit's New York Times best-selling author of the Parasol Protectorate series.When a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing and always polished New York Times best-selling Finishing School series!

    Pure genius!

    Along with all Gail Carriger's books this is funny, stylish, unusual and utterly absorbing. Her characters live and find a place in our hearts while h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 May 2016 by Ms. L. MA (UK)