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Title   44 Scotland Street 

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Author   MCCALL SMITH Alexander  ISBN   9780349118970  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Penguin Books  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Fiction A-Z  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2005 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2005 
Subject   Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them.

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