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Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
From the author of the massive New York Times best-selling series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency comes a collection of short stories that have us visiting in on romantic encounters in exotic locales around the globe. In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates, and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781841955872
ISBN-10: 1841955876
Publication Date: 8/17/2004
Pages: 208
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  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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Helpful Score: 2
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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This was a very odd Alexander McCall Smith book. I understand why its ot listed in the front covers of the No 1 Lady's Dectective Agency books. It is not for you if you read the McCall Smith;s books for the wholesome, sweet stories. This book is 9 short stories revolving around "dates". However you need to be very modern and open minded to enjoy some of the stories. Topics are not just the simple boy-meets-girl stories. It was not what I expected or wanted to read.
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The author, Alexander McCall Smith, is one of my favorites. Each story is rich and uniquely different and often surprising. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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A series of short stories about dates...quick read, very good in places.


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