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Peppermint tea chronicles.

by McCall Smith, Alexander,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
The latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series is a sheer delight.

Summer has come to Scotland Street. The long days have prompted its denizens to engage in flights of fancy. Some, like the Duke of Johannesburg's plan to create a microlite seaplane, are literal flights, and some, like the vain Bruce Anderson's idea of settling down with one of his many admirers, are more metaphorical.

With the domineering Irene off pursuing academic challenges, Stuart and Bertie are free to indulge in summer fun. Stuart reconnects with an old acquaintance over refreshing peppermint tea while Bertie takes his friend Ranald Braveheart Macpherson to the circus. But their trip to the big top becomes rather more than the pleasant diversion they were hoping for.

Once again, Scotland Street teems with the daily triumphs and challenges of those who call it home, and provides a warm, wise, and witty chronicle of the affairs in this corner of the world.

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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Smith's meandering 13th 44 Scotland Street novel (after 2017's A Time of Love and Tartan), the latest personal developments among the residents of the Edinburgh street will strike many as ho-hum: a child's acquisition of a pet dog, a battle with a bureaucracy over disposing of a dead animal, and a coffee shop owner's fears for her business's future. Cat lovers will be taken aback by an anthropomorphized projection of the life of a dead feline, which, in order to make a pseudo-profound point about its finder's worldview, suggests that the cat couldn't have had an attachment to anything or anyone beyond its own life. Others may find odd one character's attitude that only men can have a sentimental attachment to old clothing. Readers will struggle to care about the child and the coffee shop owner and how their personal stories play out. The author's usual charm and humor aren't enough to redeem a tale without a dominant or memorable story line. Fans of Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective series will be disappointed. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Dec.)"
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Additional Information
Publisher 2019
Language English
Description pages ; cm
ISBN 9781984897817
1984897810
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