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44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, Bk 1)
44 Scotland Street - 44 Scotland Street, Bk 1
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400079445
ISBN-10: 1400079446
Publication Date: 6/14/2005
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 205 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, Bk 1) on + 166 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is the full length publication of a serialized novel that Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith wrote for his local paper in Edinburgh. There is, or will be, a sequel. The story line follows the interconnected lives of the occupants of the title address, and their various friends, through relationships, jobs, personal problems, and the like. There is narcissistic Bruce and his roommate Pat, a young woman taking her second year off from university to work in an art gallery; the lively older woman Domenica who knows everybody; and little Bertie, a five-year-old whose Mum is pushing him right past childhood into Italian lessons and the saxophone. This is charming, as all Smith's work is, and a light, easy read.
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Helpful Score: 7
I like the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, but I find I enjoy the author's other works even more. It's fast-moving, charming, absolutely right on with human foibles and Edinburgh city life and odd roommates.
reviewed 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, Bk 1) on + 124 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I just loved all of the people in this book. The second book is great too! The second in the series in Expresso Tales, and in Jan 08 there is a third. This book came from small stories in a Scottish paper. The stories became so popular, he decided to put them together into a book. I love all the characters have little quirks and they make for very intersting reads
reviewed 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book starts slow but the characters are intriguing and you are interested in their outcome. A good read from the author of No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
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Helpful Score: 4
A Mc Smith's books make you feel calm and comfortable, this one is no different, it makes me smile.
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reviewed 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, Bk 1) on + 96 more book reviews
A very fun read!
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Unlike Smith's other books, this took me awhile to get through. I really like his style and kind way of bringing his characters to life. This book is very much worth reading.
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A gentle read, I enjoyed it. Not as good as Ladies Detctive Agency series, but a start of another series, no doubt.

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