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Summary

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!

©2015 Tofa Borregaard (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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An excellent ending

If you have read or listened to the first 3 books I am sure you need no convincing to continue. A great author, story and narrator.

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The final Finishing School instalment - can they defeat the Picklemen?

Final instalment in the Finishing School series. While it did feel a little rushed at the end (almost like there should've been a book 5 but someone said no, so she had to cut off and finish off in the last quarter of book 4 instead), overall the book is excellent. With a Pickleman plot to foil and a country to save, Sophronia and her friends have a fight on their hands, and with very few weapons (and can I say, the idea of a wicker chicken weapon made me laugh out loud!) they go into battle. But can they defeat them, save the country, and graduate Finishing School? Will there even be a School left to graduate? And what will become of them all? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out!

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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 her plots surprise and delight. Excellent female role models and faultless moral compass. Can't get enough.

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let's Hope that finishing is just a start.

loved all the devious twists and who can resist a wicker chicken😅and a crumpet

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  • L
  • 16-01-16

Not as good as expected.

I have loved this series despite it being YA series, however this was a real let down. I didn't actually realise this was the last in the series right until the end and have to say it was a massive let down. It could have been so much better. That said, Moira Quirk did a fantastic job of narrating as always and really brought all the characters to life.

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  • 13-07-17

Could not stop

So beautifully written, I absolutely loved. Ties into the Parasol Protectorate series wonderfully. A simply marvelous book.