A Conspiracy Of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel by Alexander Mccall SmithA Conspiracy Of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel by Alexander Mccall Smith

A Conspiracy Of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

byAlexander Mccall SmithIllustratorIain Mcintosh

Paperback | May 7, 2013

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In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

The universe seems to be conspiring against Freddie de la Hay and his neighbors at Corduroy Mansions, as they all struggle with their nearest and dearest in this captivating third installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s London series.
Berthea Snark is still at work on a scathing biography of her son, Oedipus, the only loathsome Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament; literary agents Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg are in a showdown for first crack at the Autobiography of a Yeti manuscript; fine arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is exploring the blurry line between friendship and romance; and William French is worrying that his son, Eddie, will never leave home, even with Eddie’s new, wealthy girlfriend in the picture. But foremost in everyone’s mind is William’s faithful dog, Freddie de la Hay, who has disappeared while on a mystery tour of the Suffolk countryside. Will Freddie find his way home, or will Corduroy Mansions be left without its beloved mascot?

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has se...
Title:A Conspiracy Of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.94 × 5.13 × 0.65 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307361861

ISBN - 13:9780307361868

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"A feast of mystery and mayhem." The Daily Record

"Teeming with charm.... Genial, satisfying narrative.... Ample humor and grace." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Recall[s] Douglas Adams at his finest.... It's this--the cast of a well-stocked, fun-loving, original mind--that we look for and find in McCall Smith's fiction." The Scotsman