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1101873019
ISBN-13:
9781101873014
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Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Overview

An all-new, never-before-published original short novel by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, about a hapless American tourist’s larger-than-life comical trip to Ireland.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction

Cornelius P. “Fatty” O'Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his fortieth birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately, things go terribly wrong: the seats in economy class on the plane are too small; the country hotel’s dinner spread and bathroom fixtures leave much to be desired; and the down-to-earth O’Learys find their fellow guests are more than a little snobbish.
 
In this amusing and touching portrayal of a kindly, misunderstood soul, McCall Smith has created yet another memorable character who will become an instant favorite to his many fans.

An eBook short.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101873014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 135,207
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is also the author of numerous children’s books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.

Hometown:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1948

Place of Birth:

Zimbabwe

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