School for Manners

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 505 ratings

Refining Felicity Publisher's Summary

When Amy and Effy Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on a much needed inheritance, they place an advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client in this delightful Regency series, The School for Manners. Felicity Baronsheath, their first assignment, turns out to be more of a challenge than they could have ever imagined. Not only is Felicity indifferent to the idea of marriage, but she has been permitted to roam free on her father's estates, hunting and carousing like any young lord.

When her neighbor, the Marquess of Ravenswood, agrees to help the Tribbles set up their London town house, he confirms their observation that Felicity is a spoilt brat. And when Felicity insists on remaining unrefined, the Tribbles begin to fear that her season--and their new business venture - will end in disaster.

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  • Book 1

    • Refining Felicity

    • The School for Manners, Book One
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    When Amy and Effy Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on a much needed inheritance, they place an advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client in this delightful Regency series, The School for Manners. Felicity Baronsheath, their first assignment, turns out to be more of a challenge than they ever imagined.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ehhhhhhh

    • By Aubrey Strange on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 2

    • Perfecting Fiona

    • The School for Manners, Volume 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    When Fiona Macleod is sent by her guardian aunt and uncle to spend a London season with the Tribble sisters, it is something of a last resort. At nineteen, Fiona is a beautiful and wealthy Scottish heiress, yet for some mysterious reason, her several proposals of marriage over the past few years have all fallen through at the last moment. Amy and Effy Tribble, professional chaperones whose School for Manners has recently made them the talk of fashionable London society, are always short of cash and gladly take on Fiona as a new client.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing Sequel

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-07-13

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 3

    • Enlightening Delilah

    • School for Manners, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The School for Manners finds the Tribble sisters, Amy and Effie, once again entangled in the machinations of the marriage mart. The formidable but lovable spinsters, who earn their livings by sponsoring young girls and finding them husbands, take on the case of Delilah, a beautiful, mindlessly flirtatious country heiress. What puzzles everyone is why such a beauty is unmarried at 23, and why she is ensconced in the London school of the zany Tribbles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just an ok listen

    • By ButterflyRose on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 4

    • Finessing Clarissa

    • School for Manners, Book 4
    • By: Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Lovely, wealthy, and well bred, Clarissa Vevian has been unable to find a suitable husband because of her terrible clumsiness. Her petite and fastidious mother, the Lady Clarendon, has tried to mold Clarissa into a dainty miss to fit the fashion, but until the fashions fit tall Clarissa, her mother’s efforts are doomed to fail.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much murder & mayhem for a historical romance

    • By ButterflyRose on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 5

    • Animating Maria

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Maria Kendall is stunningly beautiful, impeccably mannered, effortlessly graceful - in short, a perfect candidate for marriage. Thus all of polite London society is astonished that she is the latest charge of Amy and Effy Tribble, eccentric spinsters specializing in making matches for unmarriageable misses. But when Maria’s suitors - among them the roguish and exceedingly aristocratic Duke of Berham - meet her vulgar and boorish parents, proposals of marriage invariably vanish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Love the Flawed Characters

    • By Cam on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 6

    • Marrying Harriet

    • The School for Manners, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Miss Harriet Brown, daughter of a Methodist minister, is the embodiment of propriety and Christian charity - too much so, perhaps, for her own good. The virtues Harriet possesses are far from fashionable, but Amy and Effy Tribble, chaperones-for-hire, feel confident that their new charge will attract a worthy vicar or two before the end of the season. First, though, they must vanquish confirmed rake and gambler Lord Charles Marsham, catch though he is, who seems perversely determined to woo Harriet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great ending to the series.

    • By ButterflyRose on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $18.17