Soulless

Condemned by society and her werewolf husband due to a pregnancy she cannot explain, Alexia Maccon - preternatural, tea aficionado - seeks an explanation for this "infant inconvenience" so as to cleanse her sullied reputation and prove her fool of a husband wrong. Preternaturals are a rare breed and the only history of their kind lies in Italy with the Templars, a group that once partnered with preternaturals to hunt down werewolves and...

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Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)

Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months...

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Etiquette & Espionnage (Le Pensionnat de Mlle Géraldine, #1)

C'est une chose que d’apprendre à faire une révérence comme il faut.C'en est une autre que d'apprendre à la faire en lançant un couteauAngleterre, début du XIXe siècle. Sophronia, 14 ans, est un défi permanent pour sa pauvre mère : elle préfère démonter les horloges et grimper aux arbres qu’apprendre les bonnes manières ! Mme Temminnick désespère que sa fille...

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The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen...

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Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)

Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a dampener on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle....

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Alma? O Protetorado da Sombrinha

Alexia Tarabotti enfrenta uma série de atribulações sociais, quiproquós e saias justas (embora compridíssimas) em plena sociedade vitoriana.;;Em primeiro lugar, ela não tem alma. Em segundo, é solteirona e filha de italiano. Em terceiro, acaba sendo atacada sem a menor educação por um vampiro, o que foge a todas as regras de etiqueta.;;E agora? Pelo visto, tudo vai de mal a pior, pois a srta....

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Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1)

From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes a new novel in the world of the Parasol Protectorate starring Prudence, the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti.When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But...

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Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)

It'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...

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Sans honte (Le Protectorat de l'Ombrelle, #3)

Lady Alexia Woolsey est indiscutablement le scandale de la saison londonienne.Après les événements survenus en Écosse, elle est retournée vivre chez ses parents. La reine Victoria l’a exclue du Cabinet fantôme, et la seule personne qui pourrait donner une explication à sa délicate condition actuelle, Lord Akeldama, a inopinément quitté la ville. Pour couronner le tout,...

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Sans coeur (Le Protectorat de l'Ombrelle, #4)

Lady Alexia Maccon a de nouveau des problèmes.Sauf que cette fois, elle n’y est vraiment pour rien. Un fantôme fou menace la reine ! Alexia mène l’enquête… jusque dans le passé de son époux. Pendant ce temps, sa soeur rejoint le mouvement des suffragettes, Madame Lefoux met au point sa dernière invention mécanique et des porcs-épics zombies envahissent Londres, le tout une nuit de pleine...

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Sjælesluger (Soulless, #1)

Gail Carriger writes comedic steampunk mixed with urbane fantasy in three series: two adult, the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol, and one YA, the Finishing School. Her books are published in over a dozen different language. She has twelve NYT bestsellers via five different lists (including #1 in Manga). She has received the Alex Award from the ALA (for her debut Soulless) and the Prix Julia Verlanger and the Elbakin Award from French...

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