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Alexander McCall Smith - Bertie Plays The Blues (2nd Hand Paperback)

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44 Scotland Street - Book #7

The residents and neighbours 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. Down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply.

Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay.

Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 2011 (This Edition 2012 - Abacus)
  • ISBN : 9780349000329
  • SKU : B003151
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'A joyous, charming portrait of city life and human foibles' - Sunday Express.

' I really enjoy this particular series of novels, and this book is as good as the rest. All the characters are there, sympathetically described and well observed. AMS builds his characters up from the inside so you see them through their own thoughts an well as through the eyes of the other characters. It's deceptively simple writing.' - Waterstones Review.

'I will admit that I am woefully hooked on this series and rarely find a single word to complain about as the episodes are published. But this particular book is really a wonderful read full of humour, wisdom and great conversations about things that we all care about everyday of our lives. Highly recommended (obviously).' - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and served on British and international committees concerned with these issues.

Featured Author . . . Alexander McCall Smith

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