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    DescriptionIt'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.


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    Title
    Etiquette & Espionage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gail Carriger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 307
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 517 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316190084
    ISBN 10: 031619008X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI, F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: YFG
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    BIC subject category V2: YFCF
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
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    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 01
    B&T General Subject: 218
    BISAC V2.8: JUV028000
    B&T Approval Code: X18300000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016040
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    LC classification: PZ7.C23455 ETI 2013
    BISAC V2.8: JUV062000
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Publication date
    02 May 2013
    Author Information
    "New York Times" bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She survived her early years by reading most of her local library and memorizing Greek battles. Eventually she escaped small-town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. In pursuit of further finishing, Ms. Carriger traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on the biscuits secreted in her handbag. The Finishing School series is Gail's first foray into young adult fiction. In it, she travels back to a time before the Parasol Protectorate, explaining the mysteries of this steampunk world and visiting a few old friends. Gail now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.
    Review quote
    * "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)