Finishing School Extras ~ Behind the Scenes


So when I was doing research for the Finishing School series, Gentle Reader, I did a bunch of research into the Enigma Project. It totally fascinated me (yes Ive watched the various movies). Not a lot ended up making it into the books, but here is a peek at the vocabulary notes I took.

My first copy of Manners & Mutiny arrives in the office.

 You can determine for yourself, Gentle Reader, what was actually utilized in the series.


And then at the bottom in big letters I have scrawled:

Clandestine Scientific Information Act of 1885


Of course I ended up cutting the "Scientific" because that made it the CIA. And I can't resist stuff like that.

the-vortexx-tumblr Victorian slang terms you never knew existed



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The Book Nut says of Etiquette & Espionage: “Carriger has a way with this genre that makes it seem much more effortless than other authors who have tried the same.”

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