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0349142858
Book:The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Alexander McCall Smith:2018:20th anniversary edition The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Alexander McCall Smith
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Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: 20th anniversary edition
Class Number: CRIME
Publisher: Abacua, 2018
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 0349142858
Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Additional information: pbk
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0349142661
Book:The Bertie project:2017
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: Edinburgh: Polygon, 2016 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, he gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its eleventh season in the Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang.
320 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1846973295
Book:Chance developments:2015
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2015
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Shorn of context, unknown people look out to us from old and anonymous photographs, and each image has magical appeal. Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-loved writers, has reimagined the stories of these individuals in this charming, humorous, unexpected and poignant collection. The fifteen photographs captured here are all from days long gone - some are formal in setting with a sepia tone, some are hazy family snaps.
280 pages (hbk)
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1785411586
Large print:The novel habits of happiness:2016
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2015 Isabel Dalhousie is one of Edinburgh's most generous (but discreet) philanthropists - but should she be more charitable? She wonders, sometimes, if she is too judgemental about her niece's amorous exploits, too sharp about her housekeeper's spiritual beliefs, too ready to bristle in battle against her enemies. As the editor of the 'Review of Applied Ethics', she doesn't, of course, allow herself actual enemies, but she does feel enmity - especially towards two academics who have just arrived in the city. She feels they're a highly destabilising influence; little tremors in the volcanic rock upon which an enlightened Edinburgh perches. Equally troubling is the situation of the little boy who is convinced he had a previous life. When Isabel is called upon to help, she finds herself questioning her views on reincarnation.
1 volume (large print). (hbk)
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1785410318
Large print:The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon:2016
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013 It is said that beauty runs skin deep, and as Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi survey the havoc wreaked by Violet Sephotho in her attempts to drive her rival's Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon out of business, they are forced to conclude that beneath her groomed exterior lies a wicked person. More happily, Mma Makutsi and her husband Phuti Radiphuti are expecting a baby. However, conflict is brewing between their relatives who believe in the old ways and those who favour a more relaxed parenting style. And there is the controversial question of the child's name, too. Mma Ramotswe needs all her tact and intuition to restore harmony and see that right prevails.
304 pages (large print) (pbk)
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034914270X
Book:The quiet side of passion:2019
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2018 The nursery gate is a good place for parents to meet one another. As the mother of two small children, Isabel finds herself enlarging her circle of friends to include other parents. She meets Patricia, an Irishwoman, a musician and the single mother of a small boy called Basil Phelps. Isabel hears from her husband, Jamie, that this child is allegedly the unacknowledged son of a well-known Edinburgh organist, Basil Phelps. Patricia takes to Isabel, but Isabel is suspicious - there is something about Patricia that she does not quite like, but, with her usual attention to moral obligation, she does her best to be civil and supportive. That is until she sees Patricia with a mysterious, freckled man. Isabel gets it into her head that this is Patricia's lover, and that he must be the real father of young Basil. When further discoveries are made, everything is turned on its head.
277 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1846973554
Book:My Italian bulldozer:2016
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Food writer Paul Stuart is heading to the idyllic town of Montalcino in the Tuscan hills to escape a failed relationship and to finish an already late book. But on arrival in Italy things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers that his hire car is nowhere to be found and it looks like he will be stuck at the airport. What happens thereafter is a mixture of adventure, romance and some very Italian goings-on. As the story unfolds were are immersed in flavours of Italy: its food and wine, its rich history and glorious landscape, and in la bella figura.
233 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1785415328
Large print:Precious and Grace:2018
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2016 One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe - head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges.
1 volume (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0349138761
Book:The uncommon appeal of clouds:2013
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2012 An unexpected appeal for help from a collector who has been the victim of an art theft threatens to take Isabel Dalhousie far outside her comfort zone.
246 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1846972299
Book:The forever girl:2014
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: As a child, Clover falls in love with her best friend, James, but in the adult world, things are not so simple. As Clover and James and their parents navigate their baffling mazes of emotion, the author teaches us how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life.
316 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1846973953
Book:Trains and lovers:2017
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012 Four strangers meet on a journey from Edinburgh to London. Each has a tale to tell of how love has touched their lives in very different ways.
192 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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