The true elegance of the McCall Smith novel-writing machine lies in the fact that for all the comic absurdity of storylines no sooner have we finished with the story of the reluctant gigolo, for example, than we are being introduced to an English-speaking yeti the stories themselves have a very sure and sometimes detailed moral sensibility. --The Scotsman
His thinking is subtle, his observations of human nature and society acute, his plotting watertight, his characters vivid and his turn of phrase sometimes astonishingly beautiful and moving. --Sydney Morning Herald
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
* The third novel in the London-based Corduroy Mansions series from Alexander McCall Smith, comparable in warmth and humour to 44 Scotland Street, read by the inimitable Andrew Sachs.