The witty and utterly delightful new novel in the national bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to...more
The witty and utterly delightful new novel in the national bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual. Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie. With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh. less
I always enjoy the latest installation in this series. This one was no exception. What will happen to Bertie? Why does his baby brother look so amazingly like the psychotherapist? Has Bruce turned over a new leaf? Enjoyed this immensely - and look forward to the next one.
Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe in his Ladies #1 Detective Agency books is brilliant. This quirky collection, however, of odd Scottish characters spouting endless philosophical arguments is just tiresome.