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Etiquette & Espionage - (Finishing School) by Gail Carriger (Paperback)

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  • This steampunk series debut set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore.
  • 336 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes
  • Series Name: Finishing School

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About the Book



From the bestselling author of the Parasol Protectorate series. In an alternate England of 1851, spirited 14-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is surprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.



Book Synopsis



This steampunk series debut set in the same world as the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than in 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.



Review Quotes




Praise for the New York Times bestselling Etiquette & Espionage: An ALSC Notable Book for ChildrenA YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
A YALSA Popular Paperbacks Pick
A Horn Book Summer Reading List Selection

* "Carriger's YA debut brings her mix of Victorian paranormal steampunk and winning heroines to a whole new audience...with cleverly Victorian methods of espionage, witty banter, lighthearted silliness, and a ship full of intriguingly quirky people."--Booklist, starred review

* "[A] delightfully madcap espionage adventure..."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Carriger deploys laugh-out-loud bon mots on nearly every page...Amid all the fun, the author works in commentary on race and class in a sparkling start to the Finishing School series."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Carriger's leading lady is a strong, independent role model for female readers... Ladies and gentlemen of propriety are combined with dirigibles, robots, werewolves, and vampires, making this story a steampunkmystery and an adventure mash-up that is sure to intrigue readers..."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Blending intrigue and elements of the school story, Carriger introduces teen readers to a supernatural-meets-steampunk world full of action and wit."--Horn Book

"If spunky Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey happened onto a steampunk set, she might look a lot like Sophronia Angelina Temminnick."--ShelfAwareness



About the Author



New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.28 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .91 Inches (D)
Weight: .66 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-17 Years
Number of Pages: 336
Series Title: Finishing School
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Theme: Values & Virtues
Format: Paperback
Author: Gail Carriger
Language: English
Street Date: October 8, 2013
TCIN: 92258190
UPC: 9780316190107
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-3619
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.91 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.28 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.66 pounds

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