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Bertie Plays The Blues: 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street 7) (edition 2011)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:Bertie Plays The Blues: 44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street 7)
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith
Info:Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited (2011), Hardcover, 368 pages
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Tags:in 2011, fiction, C21, anglophone

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Another Scotland street volume, more of the same quirky tales. the Edinburgh setting is still resonant but I was somehow not an engaged with this collection. ( )
  DramMan | Apr 9, 2015 |
44 Scotland Street characters create many emotions, especially Bertie, who never grows older than 6-years-old. The stories of Matthew and Elspeth and the triplets amuse the reader with the mixing of the identity of the boys and the sleepless nights until Anna, the nanny arrives. And the names for three little boys provides another laugh. Can anyone imagine growing up as Tobermory or Rognvald? Angus and Domenica waver between getting married and deciding where to live, as Pat runs into Bruce, and Big Lou bumps into an old boyfriend. Bertie decides his life is miserable with his tour de force mother, Irene, and plans to be adopted from an ad on eBay. What could be more fun than delightful characters and especially with Robert Ian Mackenzie reading the book? Alexander McCall Smith likes to instill a lesson into each story and this story dwells on love and understanding. ( )
  delphimo | Mar 29, 2015 |
This was the usual Scotland Street book. Robert Ian Mackenzie is a wonderful reader. I heard him introducing another book I was listening to and just had to find something he was narrating. This fit the bill. Lots of fun characters and nothing bad ever happens. I love these sweet cozy stories. ( )
  njcur | Mar 28, 2015 |
Love Bertie; love the series. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
Love Bertie; love the series. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
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Elspeth Harmony's triplets arrived in the order that was to dog them for the rest of their lives: first, second and third.
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Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang, especially with an invitation to one of Scotland's premier jazz festivals.

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