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348 books of Alexander McCall Smith

Series : Book 3 of "2½ Pillars of Wisdom, The"
Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-­footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-­Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-­ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due–a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Professor Dr. von Igelfeld gets caught up in a nasty case of academic intrigue while on sabbatical at Cambridge. When he returns to Regensburg he is confronted with the thrilling news that someone from a foreign embassy has actually checked his masterwork, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, out of the Institute’s Library. As a result, he gets caught up in intrigue of a different sort on a visit to Bogota, Colombia.

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Series : Book 5 of "44 Scotland Street"
The witty and utterly delightful new novel in the national bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones , finds Bertie, the precocious six-­year-­old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-­distance intellectual. Cyril, the gold-­toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie.   With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--­all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh.

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Series : Book 3 of "Isabel Dalhousie"
The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-­nonsense housekeeper, Grace. When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce, a bigwig at home in Texas, several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom's young fiancee's roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she can't forget about her niece, Cat, who's busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mama's boy. Of course Grace and Isabel's friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake -- when to tell the truth and when to keep one's mouth shut, to be precise -- and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any . . .

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Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people's lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and--­even more exciting--­that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi.

One day, Teb and Pontsho's family's cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.

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Series : Book 3 of "44 Scotland Street"
From the phenomenon Alexander McCall Smith comes the third book in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. Domenica Macdonald has left for the Malacca Straits to research the domestic economy of contemporary pirate households. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, painter Angus Lordie's dog, Cyril, has been dog-­napped, and Pat gets herself caught up in a potential love triangle. Bertie, the six-­year-­old prodigal son of the insufferable Irene, is accidentally left behind in France. In the interstices of all these happenings, the beloved Alexander McCall Smith makes observations on a wide range of issues, including the merits of various forms of olive oil and our human search for happiness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Series : Book 4 of "44 Scotland Street"
The bestselling 44 Scotland Street series continues. Pat is forced to deal with the reappearance of Bruce, Angus Lordie's dog, Cyril, has been taken away by the authorities, Big Lou is still looking for love and Bertie, the beleaguered Italian-­speaking prodigy and saxophonist, now has a little brother, Ulysses, who he can only hope will distract his mother, Irene. Beautifully observed, cleverly detailed, and complete with illustrations by Iain McIntosh, this is classic McCall Smith and a treat for his avid fans as well as his first time readers. "From the Trade Paperback edition.­"

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