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.

    Great story, well read

    Etiquette & Espionage is an almost prequel to Gail Carriger's other books & the appearances of some of the characters from that series - in much young..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 December 2013 by susan (leeds, 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
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    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
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
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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.

    Full of thrills, spills, action, adventure, steampunk, vampires werewolves & lots of laughs - a great read for fans of all ages!

    Excellent third instalment in the series. As usual, our heroine and her friends get up to mischief (not hard at a girls finishing school, even if they..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 May 2017 by Lolah (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
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    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!

    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 s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 May 2017 by Lolah (UK)