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This is the eighth of the hugely successful 44 Scotland Street series from one of the world’s best-loved authors. In this instalment we have an unprepared groom, a double dose of narcissism, an unlikely internet sensation and boys (and dogs) hatching escape plans; all delivered with customary charm and deftness by the author. Regardless of the weather this is a book that will bring everyone who reads it some sunshine this Summer.
Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street set in Alexander McCall Smith's home city of Edinburgh. Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the millennium of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on honeymoon Edinburgh is in disarray. Recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew lurches into the arms of a Dane called Bo, while Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox-holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger; Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom; and Big Lou goes viral. But with the timely application of some Scottish charity, balance - and Cyril - are restored. It's a joyous, charming portrait of city life and human foibles.
Publication date: 16/07/2012
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||16th July 2012|
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Publisher:||Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
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