Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

by Alexander McCall Smith

Part of the 44 Scotland Street Series

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

The fifth volume of the Scotland Street series is here with the wonderful cast of  characters that reside there. These are a joy to read and plenty of different story lines to keep the action going and the reader satisfied. Lovely stuff.

The Unbearable Lightness of Scones Synopsis

To the casual observer, the great enlightened city of Edinburgh, home of no-nonsense philosophers and cream teas, might appear immune to the rollercoaster of strong emotions. But at 44 Scotland Street, as Matthew and Elspeth embark on the risky enterprise of married love, the raffish portrait painter Angus Lordie has a premonition of disaster. And soon enough Irene Pollock is shocked to learn that her small son Bertie harbours a highly unsuitable ambition; the gloriously vain Bruce discovers a wrinkle and confronts rejection; and Angus finds himself facing the grave consequences of unbridled bliss, not to mention a large Glaswegian gangster bearing gifts . . .

Win Don't You Cry

Win Don't You Cry

Closing date: 11/10/2018

To celebrate the September release of Cass Green's "dynamic, powerfully expressive novel" Don't You Cry, we are giving away FIVE copies of the latest psychological thriller AND a 'Most Stressful Night of Your Life package' of luxury Hot Chocolate and a MINI Bottle of Whiskey!!! She saved your life. Now she'll make you pay - One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. The competition closes on the 11th October 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th October 2018. To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter and you must be 18 or over to enter this competition. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. By entering this competition you are agreeing to the conditions mentioned above and to adhere to the LoveReading Terms and Conditions. 

Enter Now

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

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
Essex Poison
Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons
Jonathan Unleashed

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780349121147
Publication date: 07/05/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349121147
Publication date: 7th May 2009
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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