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44 Scotland Street (The 44 Scotland Street Series Book 1) by [Smith, Alexander Mccall]
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44 Scotland Street (The 44 Scotland Street Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 191 customer reviews
Book 1 of 10 in The 44 Scotland Street Series (10 Book Series)

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As charming as the bohemian street in which it's set. (SCOTTISH DAILY RECORD)

It is hard to think of a contemporary writer more genuinely engaging...[his] novels are also extremely funny: I find it impossible to think about them without smiling (Craig Brown, MAIL ON SUNDAY)

A treasure of a writer whose books deserve immediate devouring (Marcel Berlins, GUARDIAN)

a hilarious yet sharply insightful tale of middle-class Edinburgh ... a joyous, charming portrait of city life and human foibles (SUNDAY EXPRESS)

Times, 20 August 2005

‘Addicts of McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe novels will recognise the gentle humour … of his latest work’

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 923 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New Ed edition (2 Oct. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TXZRVS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 191 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,615 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having read some of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency books by this author I found his book Courderoy Mansion which led me to this book. He is very astute people watcher and once started reading I found a
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Love Alexander McCall's books
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These amazing vignettes in the hands of such a writer are at times poignant, erudite and ultimately hilarious. The last chapter made me laugh out loud. Very loud.
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Very good read.i have bought several more of the series and am enjoying the easy reading, good storyline.
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best read ever. Had me laughing, could not put it down and have bought all the series
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Top class series never fails thanks.
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Pleasant light reading
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44 Scotland Street is little gem. It's a revival of the neglected genre of the serial novel, written - like Armistad Maupin's Tales of the City - to appear regularly in a newspaper. Yes, there are loose ends and some characters are little more than sketches, but given the virtual impossibility of producing a structurally polished novel when it is (as McCall Smith points out in his introduction) impossible to go back and make revisions, and the pressure is on to produce a daily episode for publication.
Insufferably pushy mothers, Conservative party stalwarts who would rather go ahead with just six participants than cancel a ball, narcissistic young men devoted to their hair gel ... the lighthearted sketchiness of these characters is what makes it permissable to laugh at them. The real heart of the book, however, lies in those characters who are wistfully chasing after what they cannot have - Big Lou, who has lived a life without love; Pat, with her misplaced infatuation; Matthew, who cannot seem to find his place in life; and poor 5-year-old Bertie (I wish I knew if he is ever to be free from having to speak Italian).
Read, enjoy, don't take it too seriously.
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