Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Bertie Plays The Blues: 44 Scotland Street…

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

by Alexander McCall Smith

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2691742,232 (3.96)14
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
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:in 2011, fiction, C21, anglophone

Work details

Bertie Plays the Blues by Alexander McCall Smith

Recently added byaliphil, private library, shellcox, jlpo, INorris, Beven



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 14 mentions

English (16)  German (1)  All languages (17)
Showing 1-5 of 16 (next | show all)
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 |
Showing 1-5 of 16 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
This book is for
Mary Davidson
First words
Elspeth Harmony's triplets arrived in the order that was to dog them for the rest of their lives: first, second and third.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Looks at the disparate lives of the residents of an Edinburgh apartment building, including the overwhelmed new parents of twins, a newly engaged couple, and a hen-pecked husband and his overbearing wife.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 6 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
4 avail.
29 wanted
2 pay2 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.96)
3 14
3.5 10
4 37
4.5 4
5 14


An edition of this book was published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,879,809 books! | Top bar: Always visible