The Right Attitude to Rain

The Right Attitude to Rain

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The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace. When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce  a bigwig at home in Texas  several confounding situations unfurl at once. TomÂs young fiancéeÂs roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she canÂt forget about her niece, Cat, whoÂs busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mamaÂs boy. Of course Grace and IsabelÂs friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake  when to tell the truth and when to keep oneÂs mouth shut, to be precise  and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, sheÂs certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again  especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 470 pages
  • 147.3 x 210.8 x 27.9mm | 521.64g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0739326902
  • 9780739326909

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Praise for Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Book 2): “This mystery’s a charmer.” –People “Friends, Lovers, Chocolate delivers . . . offering a fulfilling mystery and satisfying visit with the Edinburgh connection.” –Calgary Herald “Sophisticated fun. . . . McCall Smith succeeds in creating another enjoyable philosophical mystery starring a woman who can only be described as a blend of the infamous sleuth Nancy Drew and the philosopher Voltaire.” –Metro (Toronto) “Friends, Lovers, Chocolate is written with an easy grace and gentle charm. Violence is out; the emphasis is on civility and intelligent inquiry. For those who like their mysteries leisurely and cerebral, this is a lovely offering.” –Edmonton Journalshow more

About Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and of The Sunday Philosophy Club series. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana and at Edinburgh University. He lives in Scotland. In his spare time he is a bassoonist in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra).show more

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