The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom (Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld)
The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom - Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld Author:Alexander McCall Smith Alexander McCall Smith, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspector Clouseau's ... more »hapless gaucherie.
Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny installments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances.« less