44 Scotland Street

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The bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series brings his trademark warmth and wisdom to his novel chronicling the lives of the residents of 44 Scotland Street that's 'as charming as the bohemian street in which it's set' (Scottish Daily Record) The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of ...

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mira

Jan 28, 2010

human follies exposed... gently

This series is delightful. The characters grow on you, with all their foibles. And the setting in the author's (and my) beloved Edinburgh adds a great sense of place.

mamacat13

Nov 23, 2007

Welcome to Scotland Street

I love an author who's not afraid of a challenge. Alexander McCall Smith took on the daunting task of writing a modern newspaper serial and made it look easy. Each installment is a tidy, satisfying little story, but each one leaves you wanting more. Like Dickens, this author has a talent for weaving together seemingly unrelated story lines into a beautiful, seamless tapestry of everyday life. It almost made me want to move to Edinburgh!

While you're buying, you might as well purchase the two subsequent books in this series: Espresso Tales and Love Over Scotland. You'll be glad you did.

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