Today, Fashionable Reader, I present to you the book cover copy for Etiquette & Espionage
as it appears around the web and on the dust jacket. Those of you who
have been following my inglorious career will know from past chattering
that I wrote in-house cover copy for Orbit which ended up being used for
my back cover copy. Little Brown is a bit different. This copy is
written by them with my input and approval, hope you enjoy it!
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. 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.
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.
the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is
filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's
legions of fans have come to adore.
Praise for Etiquette & Espionage:
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)
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)
"[A] delightfully madcap espionage adventure..."
~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
intrigue and elements of the school story, Carriger introduces teen
readers to a supernatural-meets-steampunk world full of action and wit."
~ Horn Book
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1880s Mourning Ensemble The Mint Museum
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Old style slang terms for various professions:
Tailor ~ Stitch
Soldier ~ Blade
Schoolmaster ~ Birch
Sailor ~ Salt
Pimp ~ Gusset
Painter ~ Brush
Judge ~ Robe
Friend ~ Smut
Coachman ~ Whip
Author ~ Quill
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
How Much Do You Understand About Your Writing Process?
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Corralling edits. Working 3rd draft.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Release date November 2013. Proofs handed in. Done my end.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Tour events planned!
Soulless review from The Dairy of a Bookworm.
Quote of the Day:
is well, therefore, to understand that every organ is notified on the
telegraphic system, if anything offends the spirit of the human being,
and these organs are often taxed or compelled to give back part of the
nervo-electricity with which they are performing thei offices."
~ Edward B. Foote, 1971
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