Friday, December 6, 2013

She got me again!

Etiquette & Espionage | [Gail Carriger]

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
by Gail Carriger
Narrated by Moira Quirk

Now I am waiting anxiously for the next book in this new series to appear on and the ones thereafter! This may be written for teenagers but this little old lady (DH, too) are real fans of Gail Carringer! There is lots of wit and fun in her writing with a narrator who only adds zest to her words. My only problem is I don't want to turn off the book to go to sleep!

In this new series a "proper" English mother is at her wits end dealing with her most unlady like 14 year old daughter who starts the story by falling out of the dumb waiter causing a dessert to plop over the rug and a lady visitor. It's the final straw! She jumps at the visitor's recommendation to send the child off to "finishing school"...IMMEDIATELY! Next thing, the head of the school appears to whisk her away. The trip to the school is eventful when they are attacked. But they make it to the school...which is floating above them. Even more startling is finding out the curriculum  includes spy training as well deportment and all the other things a proper young woman should now to become a proper English wife and mother.

I highly recommend you fix yourself a "cuppa", find a comfy chair, and settle in for a fun listen as knit or shell peas or whatever. You might want to close the door from others so you don't have to explain the silly facial smile or the emission of occasional giggles!