The Perils of Morning Coffee: An Isabel Dalhousie eBook Original Story

The Perils of Morning Coffee: An Isabel Dalhousie eBook Original Story

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by Alexander McCall Smith
     
 

In this Isabel Dalhousie original short story, available exclusively in electronic format, our intrepid heroine—accused by a distraught wife of being the "other woman"—makes a surprising discovery as she attempts to defend her reputation.

Summer in Edinburgh is a season of delicate sunshine and showers, picnics with loved ones in

Overview

In this Isabel Dalhousie original short story, available exclusively in electronic format, our intrepid heroine—accused by a distraught wife of being the "other woman"—makes a surprising discovery as she attempts to defend her reputation.

Summer in Edinburgh is a season of delicate sunshine and showers, picnics with loved ones in blossoming gardens, and genteel celebrations of art and music. But Isabel Dalhousie’s peaceful idyll is broken when a single meeting over coffee with fellow philosopher Dr. George McLeod brings an irate phone call from his wife, Roz, who implacably accuses Isabel of conducting an affair with her husband.
            Wounded by the injustice of Roz’s wild allegation and concerned both for her standing among the gossipy group of her scholarly peers and for Roz’s apparent state of hysteria, Isabel sets out to discover more about the McLeods, and to set the record straight before the bitterness in their marriage poisons her own reputation. For insight into the McLeods’ relationship she turns to Millie, who is both an old acquaintance of Isabel’s and a university colleague of George’s.
            In this engaging, intelligently observed story, Alexander McCall Smith’s sharp-eyed heroine is reminded once again to avoid jumping to hasty conclusions about the lives of others, and to value friendship wherever it’s found.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307907516
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Isabel Dalhousie Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
74,434
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1948
Place of Birth:
Zimbabwe
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/mccallsmith/index.html

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The Perils of Morning Coffee: An Isabel Dalhousie eBook Original Story 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe this is by far the best installment of the Isabel Dalhousie series although it is a very short story. There are fewer than 42 full pages which are followed by a three-page list of the author's books and a generous excerpt from the forthcoming The Affairs of Youth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but perfect to savor with a morning cup of coffee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are an Alexander McCall Smith fan, you will enjoy this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the Isabel Dalhousie series you'll like this short story...
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I really enjoyed The No.1 Ladies Detective series, so I thought I would check out this title from the same author, AM Smith. What a disappointment this book was. Flat and pondering, I wouldn't read any others in the series, nor would I recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a nice and relaxing reading, and you will enjoy if you like Mc Call Smith's writing style. Some readers may object to not too much action in the book but it reads very easily and has a freely flowing narrative and personally I like the feeling and enjoy the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's only 52 pages! I don't know where the rest of the book is, but it's certainly a rip-off. It has one star only because I had to give it a star to continue. Definitely NOT worth even 1/4 star!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit slow and tedious -- not a "beach book" at all.
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Where do I go to get my hour and one half back? I have read all of the Isabelle Dalhousie books and loved them. This one disappointed.
Laurel_Blue More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of the Isabel Dalhousie stories for a long time. I found this story intriguing and entertaining and I am so glad I was able to read it on my nook.
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