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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (44 Scotland Street Series #5)

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

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    terrific slice of Edinburgh

    In Edinburgh six years old Bertie Pollock needs to escape the war between his parents over how to raise their kid. He would like to give them pointers but they are too obtuse with adult power to listen to their child. Instead he decides the cub scouts might be the perfect escape especially from his mom as Irene is stifling (not that he wants to go camping in the woods). Neither of his parents are fond of the idea that their darling wants to join the scouts; for that matter neither is Bertie.

    Meanwhile Cyril the canine has fallen in lust leaving his pet human artist Angus Lordie with six issues to deal with. Newly married Matthew adapts to life with a live in partner as does his wife Elspeth who has no idea how men behave. Finally lonely Domenica remains isolated with in many ways only his intellectual self and Cyril and his new horde to talk with while mumbling that his dog is scoring better than he ever has. As always a torrent in a teacup confront the occupants at of 44 Scotland Street

    This is a terrific slice of Edinburgh as the readers learn more of The World According to Bertie and other residents of 44 Scotland Street. The characters are extremely deep yet cleverly understated. Their wonderful profound stories intertwine into a "Precious" tale as Alexander McCall Smith showcases his Love Over Scotland as much as he has Botswana.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted November 4, 2012

    Need a Wee Bit of Scottish to fully appreciate

    It took me quite awhile to get into the story. You need a bit(or should I say a Wee bit) of Scottish in you to appreciate it fully. I did not like it
    as well as McCall Smith's Ladies Detective Agency books. There are some
    interesting and memorable characters, but some of it became a wee bit
    tiresome.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Another fantastic read from Mr. Smith!

    You will fall in love with the characters who live on 44 Scottland Street. You will laugh at their antics, feel saddened by their heartbreaks, understand their foibles and feel like you have lived in Edinburgh yourself - right next door to these incrediblely interesting people (and a dog with a gold tooth who winks). Don't miss out on the entire series! And please, Mr. McCall Smith - write another one! Save Bertie!

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Another Fantastic Novel by Alexander McCall Smith

    A continuation of the stories of the lives of the people we have come to know in the series by the author. The people who live, work and play around 44 Scotland Street. Matthew gets married and has a honeymoon he will always remember. Bertie gets a new psychotherapist and also gets to join Cub scouts and Domenica finds her blue spode teacup.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Thumbs Up. terrific.

    Thumbs up! Great listening, terrific plot.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    Our friends are back

    If you have enjoyed the 44 Scotland Street stories, you will not be disappointed. Mr. McCall Smith's gentle story telling and characters are all there. The story telling makes you feel you are living near these people and cannot help but be involved in their lives.

    I can hardly wait for the next installment.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Smith scores with Scones

    Once again, Alexander McCall Smith gives us a gentle journey in human nature through the lives of his cast of quirky Scottish characters. These folks are unforgettable and their continuing saga is something I look forward to with each new book.

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  • Posted January 31, 2010

    Wanting More

    Each sequence ends in such a way to keep you wanting to read more--of the book and the next sequence.

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