Finishing School

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 542 ratings

Etiquette and Espionage Summary

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.

At Mademoiselle Geraldine's young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage - in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

©2013 Tofa Borregaard (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Etiquette and Espionage

    • Finishing School, Book 1
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, well read

    • By susan on 08-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • Curtsies and Conspiracies

    • Finishing School, Book 2
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great second book

    • By L on 30-11-14

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • Waistcoats and Weaponry

    • Finishing School, Book 3
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More high jinks and machinations

    • By Roobarb on 19-01-19

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 4

    • Manners and Mutiny

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The finishing school finishes.

    • By Roobarb on 19-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99