44 Scotland Street
Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In... show more
Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of his mother’s desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian–all at the tender age of five. Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper.
Publish date: June 14th 2005
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
Aargh! I typed out a review and it obviously didn't save - darn you, Goodreads app!Anyway, 3.5 stars, blah blah, pleasantly surprised, blah blah, will read more in the series. Bah!
Made me want to go to Edinburgh! Unlike the Number 1 Ladies' Detective series, this series of books aren't mysteries at all. But that's OK. No one reads McCall Smith to find out "who dunnit." This book was written in short segments that were serialized in a Scottish newspaper, so it's perfect for re...
Im glad I persevered... but by the time I got to the end, my initial impressions seem to have been confirmed.
Own HB but back away in horror at it. Will Auntie save the day?hah!A dramatisation of Alexander McCall Smith's acclaimed series based on the residents of a fictitious tenement building in a real Edinburgh New Town street, inspired by Maupin's Tales of The City.Blurb - Anthropologist Domenica MacDona...
There's really not a lot I can say about this. It was a vaguely entertaining, vaguely amusing read. I wouldn't rule out reading more Alexander McCall Smith but I certainly won't be rushing out to buy the others.