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    DescriptionAs well as its advantages, there are drawbacks to the enlightened village that is twenty-first-century Edinburgh, where every Saturday night ears burn at dinner parties across the city, and anyone requiring the investigative abilities of a philosophical soul knows where to find her. Jillian McKinlay -- wife of a trustee of an illustrious school -- is the latest petitioner; she asks Isabel to look into a poison-pen letter that makes insinuations about applicants for the position of principal. Isabel's niece Cat has another new boyfriend who seems too good to be true. And when a pretty cellist with a tragic story takes a fancy to her husband-to-be, Isabel finds herself contemplating an act of heroic and alarming self-sacrifice.


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    Title
    The Charming Quirks of Others
    Subtitle
    An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexander McCall Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 206 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349123127
    ISBN 10: 0349123128
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    01 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-five languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
    Review quote
    ¿What a breath of fresh air Alexander McCall Smith brings to the detective story . . . The charm of the Isabel Dalhousie books is their human warmth. You like the heroine because she is real¿ Sunday Telegraph