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The Charming Quirks of Others is the latest installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s Isobel Dalhousie series, which sees the Scottish sleuth becoming entangled in an investigation at a local boarding school -- out now in paperback.
As well as its advantages, there are drawbacks to the enlightened village that is twenty-first-century Edinburgh, where every Saturday night ears burn at dinner parties across the city, and anyone requiring the investigative abilities of a philosophical soul knows where to find her. Jillian McKinlay -- wife of a trustee of an illustrious school -- is the latest petitioner; she asks Isabel to look into a poison-pen letter that makes insinuations about applicants for the position of principal. Isabel's niece Cat has another new boyfriend who seems too good to be true. And when a pretty cellist with a tragic story takes a fancy to her husband-to-be, Isabel finds herself contemplating an act of heroic and alarming self-sacrifice.
Publication date: 14/05/2011
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||14th May 2011|
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Publisher:||Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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