Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School Series #1) by Gail Carriger, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®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. 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. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady.
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So cute. YA Buddy Readers' I couldn't really get into her as a character. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses.Finishing school. It was a hired transport but decked out like a private conveyance, with walls of midnight-blue quilted velvet to reduce road noise. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This is a really cool book but it just wasn't for me.
Bokk people would do anything to get into the Magisterium and pass the Iron Trial. She hoped the pinafore would hide the disreputable-well, absent-state of her skirt. This series is labeled as "steampunk". Which I have to do over time there really is quite a few.
Recommended for a light summer read around the pool and, you may want to read The Parasol Protectorate etiquefte first, a troublemaking youngest daughter of a middle class Victorian family. I would definitely recommend the audiobook as the narration is wonderful. Meddling old battle-ax. The book follows the exploits of 14 year old Sophronia Temminnick.
And there was that custard pot that never got cool enough for the pudding to set. And Cook simply used the Custard Pot of Iniquity for keeping her buns warm. Mike Resnick, passes 22 news, wielding his nation's powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland? Meanwhi.
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It features the story of Sophronia, a young woman from a middle-class background who is recruited into a finishing school that teaches, you guessed it, etiquette and espionage. It was delightful and stupid and not very well-written, with truly dreadful attempts at Anglicisms, and I enjoyed it nevertheless. Firstly, I have to get a couple of gripes out of the way so that I can get on with enthusing. There is a certain amount of suspension-of-disbelief that I expect going into a novel about a steampunk finishing school where some of the teachers might be paranormal beings, but there were times when small details really ruined the illusion. Yorkshire and Whitechapel do not have interchangeable accents. Instead, it was clearly targeted at a much younger demographic even than the early Potter books, despite a couple of weird, tone-deaf sexual jokes.
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Absolutely loved it. Can't wait to listen to the second one now. Sophronia nodded, as it was a better excuse for destroying the dumbwaiter than spying. The strange man had a massive brass onion pinned to his cravat and was pointing a wicked-looking pistol at the occupants of the carriage.