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    DescriptionAs summer blooms in Edinburgh's gardens and Bertie Pollock's birthday appears on the horizon, all at 44 Scotland Street is not cake and sunshine. Newlywed Angus Lordie has been booked by his bride into what he must not call the loony bin; Bruce's first encounter with hot wax brings more anguish than he bargained for; and Bertie's birthday dreams of scout camp and a penknife look set to be replaced by a game of Royal Weddings and a gender-neutral doll. But fate, an amorous Bedouin and the Dubai Tourist Authority conspire to transport Bertie's mother Irene to a warmer - if not a better - place, and once again in Scotland Street the triumph of human kindness over adversity gives cause for celebration.


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    Title
    Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexander McCall Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 258 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349140063
    ISBN 10: 0349140065
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: EDIN5000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Illustrations note
    Approx. 25 b/w integrated illustrations
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    05 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, and his works have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
    Review quote
    For an author to entertain and instruct with such effortless simplicity is one thing, but to achieve this effect upon readers is remarkable. I can think of no author save Dickens who has achieved it, and no author now writing currently more deserving of an enormous audience New Statesman Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers lets us immediately relax, secure in the knowledge that we are in a safe pair of hands as McCall Smith is an engaging and a witty guide to the goings on (and comings off) at fictional 44 Scotland Street Sunday Express