Unusual Uses for Olive Oil A Von Igelfeld Novel

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Unusual Uses for Olive Oil A Von Igelfeld Novel Synopsis

Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of Portuguese Irregular Verbs and pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg. There is the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer; the interminable ramblings of the librarian, Herr Huber; and the condescension of his colleagues with regard to his unmarried state. But when his friend Ophelia Prinzel takes it upon herself to match-make, and duly produces a cheerful heiress with her own Schloss, it appears that the professor's true worth is about to be recognised. Maddening, idiotic and hugely entertaining, von Igelfeld is an inspired comic creation.

Unusual Uses for Olive Oil A Von Igelfeld Novel Press Reviews

'Alexander McCall Smith's wildest, whackiest and funniest yet' Scotsman


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ISBN: 9780349120102
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Publisher: "Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780316027540
Publication date: 06/10/2011
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349120102
Publication date: 4th October 2012
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: "Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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 ...

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