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44 Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (1)
by Alexander McCall Smith

Published: 2005-06-14
Paperback : 325 pages
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 1

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.  

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 1

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.  

Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of his mother’s desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian–all at the tender age of five.

Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper.

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  "44 Scotland Street"by gregorylibrary (see profile) 11/18/15

This book had mixed reviews in our book club. Some had found it too difficult to keep track of the characters. The writer's approach (as a newspaper serial) was a unique one which some of us enjoyed... (read more)

 
by ceebeew4 (see profile) 04/08/15

 
  "44 Scotland Street"by little-sweetums (see profile) 07/10/10

Although some in the group thought the author failed to fully develop the main characters, most thought it was a delightful and fun read. This is a gentle accounting of eclectic people all sharing an apartment... (read more)

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