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Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith's profile could not be higher at the moment: the Today show has featured him live twice, and author Amy Tan selected The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency as her book of the month. This delightful collection of short stories teems with more of the vivid characters and exotic settings that have become McCall Smith's tra...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781841954660
ISBN-10: 1841954667
Publication Date: 9/2003
Pages: 208
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Canongate Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
I hated this. Some of the short stories were offensive, as they dealt with child molesting and murder.
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In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates, and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired, and surprised by the encounters we're made privy to. Alexander McCall Smith, a master of the unexpected and a seamless storyteller, revels in offering us the quirky complications inherent in entanglements that human beings engineer for themselves-entanglements that can be shocking, edifying, compulsive, complicated, and, sometimes, completely disastrous.

This is an exceptional collection of stories from an author whose wide audience delights in his extraordinary imagination and delicious insights into the endlessly fascinating peculiarities of the human condition.

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, beloved New York Times and international best sellers. A practicing professor of medical law and the author of over fifty books, ranging from children's fiction to folktales to The Criminal Law of Botswana, he lives in Edinburgh.

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A series of short stories written with Smith's customary subtlety and wit. Entertaining fast read that you can go back to time and again.
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An eclectic set of short stories. Not all are the innocent style/themes like the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Some are serious; some are almost silly; all are a realistic slice of life. They take place all over Europe and Africa . . . sometimes they dont clearly tell you where the story happens. Worth the reading time and probably could be used in discussion groups.
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From the creator of THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY comes a hilarious and heart-warming collection of stories about the trials, tribulations and delights of dating. (From inside book cover)
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This is a collection of short stories that take place in various locations around the globe, such as Switxerland, Australia and different parts of Africa. Some of the stories are a bit more risque and perhaps controversial than his other books, but they all offer interesting insights into the human condition and the unique failings each person deals with in his or her life.


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