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The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (Isabel… (edition 2012)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:The Forgotten Affairs Of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (Isabel Dalhousie Novels)
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith
Info:Abacus (2012), Paperback, 256 pages
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The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (8) by Alexander McCall Smith



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An Australian philosopher comes to Scotland and meets up with Isabel in hopes of tracing her real parents. I hadn't realized how far ahead I had jumped into the series and she and Jame are together with a baby!!!! ( )
  lhaines56 | Feb 26, 2017 |
More of a 3.5 than a four. Meanders around a bit more than the previous one. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
I am Smith's number one fan, and it pains me to put only 3 stars on this review. Sadly, I feel that Isabel Dalhousie is beginning to run her course, or perhaps this story was simply a bit weak and there was a bigger than normal dollop of Isabel's constant inner philosophical monologue, which unfortunately broke the flow of the narrative a few too many times here. The mystery at hand, of a grown woman seeking her father, was interesting but every twist was predictable and took something away from its impact. All that said, I look forward to the next installment, as I am not prepared to give p on Isabel--yet. ( )
  karenchase | Aug 20, 2015 |
It was pleasent to spend some time in Edinburgh with Isabelle and her family, see what they are up to, see how Charlie is growing ...
Annother enjoyable book by Alexander Mcall Smith. ( )
  GeoffSC | May 31, 2015 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
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The principal mystery in McCall Smith’s latest novel featuring the wise but impish Edinburgh philosopher Isabel Dalhousie turns on a visiting Australian academic who is searching for her birth father. As usual, McCall Smith makes a little plot go a long way, mostly by dressing up Edinburgh with countless small adventures and gentle observations.
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This book is for Diane Martin, editor and friend.
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Isabel Dalhousie, a philosopher, lowered her copy of the Scotsman newspaper and smiled.
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Isabel Dalhousie helps a new friend discover the identity of her father. But Isabel also manages to find time for her own concerns: her young son, Charlie, already walking and talking; her housekeeper, Grace, whose spiritualist has lately been doubling as a financial advisor; her niece Cat's latest relationship; and the pressing question of when and how Isabel and Jamie should finally get married.… (more)

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