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The Resource Chance developments, Alexander McCall Smith

Chance developments, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Chance developments
Title
Chance developments
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Title variation
Chance developments
Title variation remainder
stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humour that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith
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Summary
A collection of thematically linked short stories on the subjects of love and art, each inspired by an evocative old photo, includes the stories of a nun who leaves the sisterhood to discover big-city life and a romance between a circus ventriloquist and animal handler
Tone
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10485724
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Photography
  • Friendship
  • Photographs
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Chance developments, Alexander McCall Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Large print
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057932285
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
x, 238 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780735205994
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953421870
Label
Chance developments, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Large print
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057932285
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
x, 238 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780735205994
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953421870

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