A Distant View of Everything

A Distant View of Everything

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Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher, philanthropist and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In this, Alexander McCall Smith's eleventh book about the beloved character and her friends and family in Edinburgh, we revisit Isabel, her husband Jamie, her son Charlie and her dear friends.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 22mm | 322g
  • Little, Brown
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408709406
  • 9781408709405
  • 85,874

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Like [Barbara] Pym, McCall Smith believes that the small stuff in life matters Scotsman
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A delightful read * Mature Times * McCall Smith's distinctively charming writing style makes this book a very easy summer read * Scottish Field * In ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH'S delightful new Isabel Dalhousie novel A DISTANT VIEW OF EVERYTHING, Isabel risks antagonising husband Jamie, as she investigates a suspiciously amorous surgeon * Good Housekeeping * McCall Smith's greatest gift as a writer - and God knows this is just one of many - is that he can write likeable characters * New Statesman * Delightful * Sunday Telegraph * Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable * Sunday Times * Brimming with discreet charm * Mail on Sunday * Like [Barbara] Pym, McCall Smith believes that the small stuff in life matters * Scotsman *
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About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.
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2 6% (146)
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