This is a really fun book, what I think could sincerely be called a rollicking adventure. It ticks all the classic steampunk boxes: airships, goggles, clockwork mechanicals, etc. The story was funny and highly entertaining, and I loved the conceit of the finishing school being a cover for a covert agent training operation. Oh, to keep London hours and have a mechanimal! I am very much looking forward to seeing how all the different facets of the story turn out in the subsequent books of this inventive new series. Recommended.