The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Series)

The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Series)


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The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Series) by Alexander McCall Smith, Iain McIntosh, Iain McIntosh

Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment – Book 2

The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany.

Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due–a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, Professor Dr. Von Igelfeld is mistaken for a veterinarian and not wanting to call attention to the faux pas, begins practicing veterinary medicine without a license. He ends up operating on a friend’s dachshund to dramatic and unfortunate effect. He also transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate, and is pursued by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400095087
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 224,619
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and the author of over fifty books. These range from specialist titles such as Forensic Aspects of Sleep to The Criminal Law of Botswana and The Children of Wax, a collection of African folk tales. But he is best known for writing The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has achieved bestseller status on four continents.


Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1948

Place of Birth:


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Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Joel_M More than 1 year ago
Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, the renowned philologist from "Portuguese Irregular Verbs" is back in another series of short, humorous stories. These stories are more closely related than those in "Portuguese Irregular Verbs," and focus more on his relationship with his two immediate colleagues (especially the much-despised Dr. Unterholzer). Once again, I found Dr. von Igelfeld's combination of ridiculous academic arrogance and social awkwardness hilarious. The fact that the stories in this book built on each other more than in the last book made me like it even more than the first one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest stories I've read. Poor little sausage dog!
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LJFMW More than 1 year ago
Better than Portugese Irregular Verbs.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
THE FINER POINTS OF SAUSAGE DOGS is the second in the series of Professor Dr. Von Igelfeld novels by Mr. Smith. It is the first in the triology which I have read. From the beginning as I read, I was drawn into it. In short, it is a hoot! If you enjoy the writings of P.G. Wodehouse and mourn the loss the TV series, FRAISER, you will enjoy THE FINER POINT OF SAUSAGE DOGS. The narrative pulls you in from the start and you truly cannot put it down. The only negative aspect is the shortness of the novel--only 128 pages. One of my favorite parts is the unfortunate surgery of a colleague's pet and how the colleague then retaliates. The pettiness of higher academia is uproariously portrayed! I will not tell more, but I encourage readers to read this one. Now I am going to read the first and the third books in the series.