I adore these books – the story of Sophronia Temminnick, who is more or less the charity case at Miss Geraldine’s Finishing School, which is really a school specializing in training young ladies in espionage. On a dirigible. Have I mentioned it’s twinned with a boy’s school for evil geniuses?
Book two involves a field trip to London, in which several boys are invited along, much to everyone’s amusement, except the teachers. Sophronia’s kept quite busy trying to figure out why they’re dragging the entire school to London, especially since none of her friends will talk to her after she has the highest ever marks on the end of first term evaluations.
These books are just plain fun – perfect airport reading.