"Filled with charming eccentrics . . . McCall Smith, a master of weaving the many strands of his complex stories together, does so here with supreme virtuosity."
The Washington Post
The indefatigable Scotsman's latest exercise in grace and good manners . . . McCall Smith is the P.G. Wodehouse of our time, and we should be grateful for his prolificacy."
"As ever, McCall Smith is droll, philosophical, full of original insights, and above all, entertaining."
Praise from the United Kingdom
Quirky and original . . . Told with warmth, wit and intelligence, and McCall Smith s cast of characters are beautifully observed. It s a page-turner with many happy endings. Perfect.
The author s gentle humor and playful teasing-out of moral dilemmas great and small are there in abundance.
[Full] of warmth and wisdom and easy, accomplished writing that begs for a comfy chair.
The Times (London)
The seriousness is always sugar-dusted in McCall Smith s delight in the ridiculous and his perfectly paced humour.
The Daily Telegraph"
Kate Saunders, THE TIMES ** 'Richly illustrates McCall Smith's absolute mastery of the art of storytelling (THE LADY ** 'The author's gentle humour and playful teasing-out of moral dilemmas great and small are there in abundance )
SCOTSMAN ** 'The seriousness is always sugar-dusted in McCall Smith's delight in the ridiculous and his perfectly paced humour (DAILY TELEGRAPH )