Bertie Plays the Blues: 44 Scotland Street Series (7)

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Product Details

Anchor Books
Publish Date
October 08, 2013
5.22 X 0.7 X 7.95 inches | 0.53 pounds
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About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics.


"Devilishly clever. . . . Often droll, often touching, the Scotland Street stories are always delightful to read."
--Booklist (starred review)

"Eighty more bite-sized chapters bring curious readers up to date on the latest doings at 44 Scotland Street and its Edinburgh environs. . . . The neighborhood's legion of fans will devour each chapter and be sorry when they've turned the last page."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Full of charm, gentleness and penetrating insight."
--The Daily Express (Scotland)

"You see the whole extent of McCall Smith's gentle comedy of manners. . . . While it is written with abundant wit . . . there are equally large dollops of wisdom too."
--Scotland on Sunday

Praise for the 44 Scotland Street Series

"Sweet . . . Graceful . . . Wonderful. . . . Gentle but powerfully addicting fiction."
--Entertainment Weekly

"McCall Smith's assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound. . . . [His] depictions of Edinburgh are vivid and seamless."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Irresistible . . . Packed with the charming characters, piercing perceptions and shrewd yet generous humor that have become McCall Smith's cachet."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"McCall Smith's plots offer wit, charm, and intrigue in equal doses."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"The most genial of writers and the most gentle of satirists. . . . [The] characters are great fun . . . [and] McCall Smith treats all of them with affection."
--Rocky Mountain News