The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

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Price
$17.00
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.26 X 7.95 X 0.63 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307949233

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About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved, bestselling 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 also the author of numerous children's books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com.

Reviews
"Isabel is a force to be reckoned with." --USA Today

"Delightful. . . . McCall Smith's talent for dialogue is matched only by his gift for characterization." --Chicago Tribune

"The literary equivalent of herbal tea and a cozy fire. . . . Invites readers into a world of kindness, gentility and creature comforts." --The New York Times

"Fascinating. . . . Utterly satisfying." --Booklist (starred review)

"Endearing. . . Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh's complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman." --The New York Times Book Review

"Readers get to soak up the cozy atmosphere of this Scottish university town and McCall Smith's gentle good will." --The Boston Globe

"A world where humor is gentle, suffering is acknowledged but not foregrounded, and efforts to do good are usually rewarded. It's a wonderful place to visit, even if we don't get to live there." --The Washington Post

"McCall Smith's contemporary cozies have proved that crimes need not be punishable by death to provide a satisfying read . . . A genteel, wisdom-filled entertainment." --Los Angeles Times