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A time of love and tartan : a 44 Scotland Street novel, Alexander McCall Smith

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A time of love and tartan : a 44 Scotland Street novel
Title
A time of love and tartan
Title remainder
a 44 Scotland Street novel
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If only Pat Macgregor had an inkling of the embarrassment -- romantic, professional, even aesthetic -- that flowed from accepting narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce Anderson's invitation for coffee, she would never have said yes. And if only Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, hadn't wandered into his local bookshop and picked up a particular book at a particular time, he would never have knocked over his former English teacher or attracted the attentions of the police. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to go off and study for a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to serial fiction's favourite street. But for three seven-year-old boys -- Bertie Pollock, Ranald Braveheart Macpherson, and Big Lou's foster son Finlay -- it also means a getting a glimpse of perfect happiness. Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully witty, wise and sometimes surreal comedy spirals out to include tennis-playing Rwandan Forest People, researches into levitating Celtic saints, bogus headhunters in Papua New Guinea and primary school performances of Beckett. But its heart remains where it has always been -- true to life, love and laughter in Edinburgh's New Town
Member of
Summary
When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce’s invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow; meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10620548
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The 44 Scotland Street series
Series volume
0012
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  • Apartment houses
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a 44 Scotland Street novel
Label
A time of love and tartan : a 44 Scotland Street novel, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000060084316
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781846973826
System control number
(OCoLC)990165047
Label
A time of love and tartan : a 44 Scotland Street novel, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000060084316
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781846973826
System control number
(OCoLC)990165047

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