The 21/2 Pillars Of Wisdom

The 21/2 Pillars Of Wisdom

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Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie.

Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 25mm | 268g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0349118507
  • 9780349118505
  • 44,489

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Very amusing. MAIL ON SUNDAY
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Professor Moritz-Maria von Igelfield is a hilarious creation. His bufoonish adventures- whether he's amputating legs of daschunds or assuming dictatorship of South American states- are packed full of wit. * DAILY EXPRESS * Very amusing. * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
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About Alexander McCall Smith

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He lives in Edinburgh.
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