Gently satirical and wonderfully perceptive, we are back for a 9th instalment in the eccentric lives of the residents of 44 Scotland Street, including the remarkably precocious six-year-old Bertie - whose seventh birthday is looming.
The characters are the strength of this series where not much of import happens but it’s easy to get totally hooked.
A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...
'Writing a daily novel is not easy, so to do so for ten years is small wonder. What I find so amazing about the 44 Scotland Street series is that McCall Smith continues to be so inventive, so funny and observant of modern mores, and he finds so many imaginative storylines. It’s a constant joy to read and in the soon-to-be seven-year-old Bertie he has created a truly original and endearing character in modern literature. Pure genius.' - Neville Moir, Director of Polygon Publishing
Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in The Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang -
Publication date: 22/07/2013
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||22nd July 2013|
|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