“It’s one thing to waltz properly. It’s quite another to waltz properly with a bladed fan stitched into one’s corset.”
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Vampires and Werewolves and Mechanicals, oh my!! We might as well chant the refrain as we skip through the pages of Gail Carriger’s latest bit of Steampunk perfection served up with verve and style in Waistcoats & Weaponry.
Protagonist Sophronia Temminnick and her coterie of charming acquaintances enter their second year at the fashionable, the inestimable, dare I say it, the incomparable Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
For those of unlucky enough to have been overlooked during application acceptance, the Blackstone/ Hachette Audio is a ready source of superior diction, and guaranteed to provide the listener with all the advantages fortunate students receive during classes. (We are reliably informed for example, that “quality” is pronounced “qual-e-tay,” murmured in a husky drawl.)