Etiquette & Espionage Book Summary
Title: Etiquette & Espionage
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages:  320
ISBN: 978-0316190084

Etiquette & Espionage Book 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 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.


Kim October 26, 2020 at 7:36 pm

“school is not quite what her mother might have hoped” – oy yeah baby, the same case as I did have 😀

Grace Bar October 27, 2020 at 5:24 am

Well… Sounds too childish for me. Skip it.

Elizabeth October 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Fun! Feminism! Girliness! I would definitely recommend the audiobook as the narration is wonderful.

Amanda October 27, 2020 at 8:16 pm

Each lady should know basics of espionage — I’m totally sure about that! 😛

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