The Bertie Project A 44 Scotland Street Novel

by Alexander McCall Smith

Part of the 44 Scotland Street Series

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Bertie Project A 44 Scotland Street Novel

If you have been with this series from the beginning, and this is the 11th, you will be familiar with the characters who live around Scotland Street in Edinburgh. Mr McCall Smith is a natural storyteller who manages to subtly fill in the background so newcomers will soon learn about the personalities and foibles of the inhabitants and they are a fascinating collection of people. Bertie of the title is only seven but has the wisdom of Solomon and the mother from hell. The ‘Project’ of the title refers to his mother, Irene’s plan for his intense upbringing. Yoga, psychotherapy, Italian lessons are in; fun, Swiss army knives, junk food are not in! Bertie’s father, Stuart, is a kind, lovely man but completely overruled by his wife. When Stuart’s mother suspects Stuart is having an affair she is delighted, hoping he will rid himself of her truly awful daughter-in-law. As always, new characters are introduced. In this book it is Clare, a very typical, outdoor-loving, extreme-sports enthusiastic Australian. She and the narcissistic Bruce of earlier books join forces and Clare replaces the two Scandinavian au pairs of familiar Matthew and Elspeth to help with their now walking boy triplets. This is the expected delightful read and leaves one eagerly anticipating the next in the series. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

Sarah Broadhurst

The Bertie Project A 44 Scotland Street Novel Synopsis

With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in the Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang...

If you loved this, you might like these...

Essex Poison
Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons
Jonathan Unleashed
Essex Poison

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781846973598
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846973598
Publication date: 4th August 2016
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith was our Guest Editor in July 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series ...

More About Alexander McCall Smith

More Books By Alexander McCall Smith

Cover for The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith
Cover for Trains & Lovers The Heart's Journey by Alexander McCall Smith
Cover for A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith
View All Books By Alexander McCall Smith

Share this book