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You'll love Alexander McCall Smith's writing!
on April 27, 2017
Reading the entire 44 Scotland Street series, and working on this one right now. The cast of characters is "spot on" for personality, language traits, and continuity of intelligence and spirit. So, I'm not reviewing any of the other books at this time. In the same apartment building on Scotland Street: Bruce is a classic narcissist; 60 year-old Domenica is filled with sardonic comments about society; and Pat, the young student has been in love, and out of love, as she listens, speaks, and grows wiser with every sentence. They are all single. The centerpiece of the series is Bertie, a precocious 5 year old, whose "Mummy" is spoiling his joy...and I can hardly wait to follow all of these fascinating, but approachable, lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.