Espresso Tales

Espresso Tales

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307386397

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 2 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother. Back are all our favorite denizens of a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh. Bertie the immensely talented six year old is now enrolled in kindergarten, and much to his dismay, has been clad in pink overalls for his first day of class. Bruce has lost his job as a surveyor, and between admiring glances in the mirror, is contemplating becoming a wine merchant. Pat is embarking on a new life at Edinburgh University and perhaps on a new relationship, courtesy of Domenica, her witty and worldly-wise neighbor. McCall Smith has much in store for them as the brief spell of glorious summer sunshine gives way to fall a season cursed with more traditionally Scottish weather. Full of McCall Smith’s gentle humor and sympathy for his characters, Espresso Tales is also an affectionate portrait of a city and its people who, in the author’s own words, “make it one of the most vibrant and interesting places in the world.”
Espresso Tales
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Alexander McCall Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-09 - Publisher: Anchor

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 2 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother. Back are all our favorite denizens of a Georgian
John Galt
Language: en
Pages: 391
Authors: Regina Hewitt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The essays in this volume revalue the work of the Romantic-era Scottish writer John Galt, connecting his methods and goals with Scottish Enlightenment “conjectural” historiography and with later social theorizing. Emphasizing the construction, representation and use of social knowledge, the essays find new meaning in Galt's perceptions of the Atlantic
Love Over Scotland
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Alexander McCall Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the
The Right Attitude To Rain
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Alexander McCall Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The key to contentment in the Scottish climate is the right attitude to rain - just as in life the key to happiness lies in making the best of what you have. Bruised in love by her faithless Irish husband, Isabel Dalhousie is a connoisseur of intimate moral issues: she
The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Alexander McCall Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: Anchor

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