Alexander McCall Smith Corduroy Mansions

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Corduroy Mansions

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Following on from the huge success of the 'Scotland Street' series, Alexander McCall Smith 'moved house' to London's Pimlico and into his brand new daily novel, 'Corduroy Mansions'. The building itself - described in a guide to the architecture of the area as 'a building of no interest whatsoever' - is believed to have been built as an asylum, or possibly a school, or maybe it was a mansion block - nobody is very sure. In fact, nothing of its history is known, although it does have some nice Arts and Craft features. At the moment it is inhabited by an assortment of characters - including amongst others a literary agent, a wine merchant, one accountant, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and his long-suffering PA, and a small dog in his prime. At least one character is on a voyage of self-discovery, which has taken him to Cheltenham so far. Although Corduroy Mansions is a nickname, it is now recognized by the Post Office.

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358 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. A Crumbling Old Building That Says 'come In, Love'. A Building That One Would Like To Sit Down And Have Tea With.

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"[McCall Smith] returns with a new cast of characters to love . . . fans will be grateful that the series has just begun. A-"
Entertainment Weekly
"Filled with charming eccentrics . . . McCall Smith, a master of weaving the many strands of his complex stories together, does so here with supreme virtuosity."
The Washington Post
The indefatigable Scotsman's latest exercise in grace and good manners . . . McCall Smith is the P.G. Wodehouse of our time, and we should be grateful for his prolificacy."
Richmond Times-Dispatch
"As ever, McCall Smith is droll, philosophical, full of original insights, and above all, entertaining."
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Quirky and original . . . Told with warmth, wit and intelligence, and McCall Smith s cast of characters are beautifully observed. It s a page-turner with many happy endings. Perfect.
Daily Express
The author s gentle humor and playful teasing-out of moral dilemmas great and small are there in abundance.
The Scotsman
[Full] of warmth and wisdom and easy, accomplished writing that begs for a comfy chair.
The Times (London)
The seriousness is always sugar-dusted in McCall Smith s delight in the ridiculous and his perfectly paced humour.
The Daily Telegraph"

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