Etiquette & Espionage
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... show more
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 the 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. Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail's legions of fans have come to adore.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: Finishing School (#1)
I picked this book up at my local Dollar Tree store. I had heard of this series before so when I saw it I just had to get it. I have never read the Parasol Protectorate series so I was a bit unfamiliar with the world. Regardless, this book was still lot of fun. My only issue was that the ending fe...
In which an unloved youngest child, unrecognized for her shrewdness, unappreciated for her eccentricity, finds a new and improved family while learning to ignore considerations of convention, tradition, class, race and sexual orientation, in favour of one abiding principle - do unto others as they h...
My first Gail Carringer book was Soulless, which was the first book in the Parasol Protectorant series. I was immediately hooked and read all five books in the series within less than a month. I guess you could say I devoured them. When Etiquette and Espionage came out, I was reluctant to pick it...
Rereading this first in series book, in advance of receiving the final book, Manners & Mutiny, reminds me of how much I adore the Finishing School Series. It is, by far, the best Steampunk/Historical/espionage/comedy of manners/YA series I have read. The humor, the characters, the world-building, ...