For The 2 Pillars of Wisdom: ** 'The eccentric and egotistical Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld is a hilarious creation ...packed full of wit' DAILY EXPRESS ** 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs, where the author searches for Irish curse words, is reminiscent of Flann O'Brien's "truly Gaelic Gaelic" researcher and is all the better for it' THE HERALD ** 'Witty trilogy of novels ...very amusing' --Mail on Sunday
* The hilarious new Von Igelfeld novel - the follow-up to THE 2½ PILLARS OF WISDOM
From the Back Cover
'Von Igelfeld gave the dog a further push. The wheel now refused to go round at all, so that the dog turned in little circles as it paddled with its remaining leg. The wheel needed oiling. But how to do that?'
Pride comes before a fall - but Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of Portuguese Irregular Verbs and pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the Bavarian city of Regensburg, always knows best. How difficult can it be to scale a mountain or deliver an after-dinner talk to rowdy businessmen? More irksome are the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund) Unterholzer, and his colleagues' condescension over his unmarried state. So when a matchmaking friend produces a cheerful heiress with her own Schloss, finally it appears the professor's true worth is about to be recognised.
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About the Author
Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.