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Bertie Plays the Blues. Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street 7) (edition 2012)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:Bertie Plays the Blues. Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street 7)
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith
Info:Abacus Software (2012), Paperback, 272 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction
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Tags:humour, friendship

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Bertie's Mom gets lost temporarily. Domenica and Magnus get married (finally) after taking a trip to Italy. ( )
  lhaines56 | Jun 8, 2018 |
Lovely little swath of Scotland Street life; funny, touching, hopeful, all the good expected A.M.S. experiences. ( )
  Siubhan | Feb 28, 2018 |
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 |
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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.

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