The Revolving Door of Life: 44 Scotland Street, Book 10 : 44 Scotland Street

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • Series: 44 Scotland Street
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, McCall Smith gives us another instalment 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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Great fun and well read

Listened to the first in the series but was disappointing due to narration. (Have read all the books). This was highly enjoyable and well read
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- chic

Bertie gets some freedom

Bertie having finally reached his 7th birthday, and with his tyrannical mother sowing discord in a Gulf State seraglio, experiences well deserved happiness for a time, while his paternal grandmother comes to look after the family.
To my mind, he's one of the immortal characters of fiction, both wise beyond his years, and innocent as a dove, Candide with great intelligence and wide knowledge in a child's body, a perfect guileless critic of adult hypocrisy and pretensions.
McCall Smith, though not Scots born, or perhaps because not Scots born, has the measure of our capital city in all its beauty, history, cultural heritage (and snobbishness, particularly directed towards "Weegies" - those wild fried Mars bar eaters from that unmentionable city at the other end of the M8.)
Ian Rankin and others recount the dark criminal Edinburgh- the bleak outer housing schemes, all hope lost since Thatcher cheerfully destroyed Scotland's economy but no city or country is entirely described by its worst aspects.
McCall Smith is an east coast John Galt (Annals of the Parish, The Provost, etc) who can make fine stories without sensational events.
I'm trying not to hope Irene falls under one of those mythical trams...
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd