Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith.
With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in the Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang....
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I'd give 10* if I could!
As an Edinburghensian, though one who has lived away from her native city for too long, I found this book to be an undiluted pleasure. The author obviously loves the city with all its foibles. Bertie, despite a constant barrage from his dreadful mother and the equally awful Olive, manages to retain his essential sweetness and optimism, helped by his pleasant, if weak, father and his delightful grandmother and most of the regular inhabitants of Scotland Street and its environs appear to contribute to the gentle humour which had me smiling through nearly all the book. The narration by David Rintoul is an added plus and is worth several stars on its own!
- Jill Besterman
Castration of Stuart - and Bertie