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The Bertie Project

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Our beloved cast of characters are back, as are the joys and trials of life at 44 Scotland Street in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully charming series. Bertie's mother, Irene, returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed to the worst of evils--television shows, ice cream parlors, and even unsanctioned art at the National Portrait Gallery. Her wrath descends on Bertie's long-suffering father, Stuart. But Stuart has found a reason to spend more time outside of the house and seems to have a new spring in his step. What does this mean for the residents of 44 Scotland Street? The winds of change have come to the others as well. Angus undergoes a spiritual transformation after falling victim to an unexpected defenestration. Bruce has fallen in a rather different sense for a young woman who is determined to share with him her enthusiasm for extreme sports. Matthew and Elspeth have a falling out with their triplets' au pair, while Big Lou continues to fall in love with her new role as a mother. And as Irene resumes work on what she calls her Bertie Project, reinstating Bertie's Italian lessons, yoga classes, and psychotherapy, Bertie begins to hatch a project of his own--one that promises freedom.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 15mm | 181g
  • Anchor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0525433007
  • 9780525433002
  • 112,799

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Praise for Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street Series -Vivid and seamless. . . . McCall Smith's assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound.- --San Francisco Chronicle -Written with abundant wit [and] equally large dollops of wisdom.- --Scotland on Sunday -[McCall Smith] proves himself a wry but gentle chronicler of humanity and its foibles.- --Miami Herald -[A] tour de force. . . . The characters move into and out of each other's lives, and into and out of predicaments, all handled with McCall Smith's deft plotting and sometimes compassionate, sometimes biting wit.- --Booklist -McCall Smith is a tireless student of human nature, at once acutely observant and gently indulgent.- --The Sydney Morning Heraldshow more

About Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the 44 Scotland Street series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics.show more

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777 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 35% (270)
4 44% (338)
3 18% (141)
2 3% (21)
1 1% (7)
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