Sunshine On Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (8) by ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITHSunshine On Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (8) by ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

Sunshine On Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (8)

byALEXANDER MCCALL SMITHIllustratorIain Mcintosh

Paperback | August 12, 2014

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The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  

From social media to the finer points of human behavior, this episode of Alexander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series provides an entertaining commentary on a small corner of modern life in Edinburgh where, contrary to received wisdom, the sun nearly always shines.

Angus Lordie and Domenica Macdonald are finally tying the knot. Unsurprisingly, Angus is not quite prepared and averting a wedding-day disaster falls to his best man, Matthew. When the newlyweds finally head off on their honeymoon, Angus's dog Cyril goes to stay with the Pollocks—to the delight of one member of the family, and the utter despair of another. The long-suffering Bertie knows firsthand how stringent his mother's rules can be, and he resolves to help Cyril set off on an adventure. Meanwhile, Big Lou becomes a viral Internet sensation, and the incurable narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a doppelganger neighbor, who proposes a plan that could change both their lives.

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and 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 ha...
Title:Sunshine On Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (8)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 7.94 × 5.19 × 0.72 inShipping dimensions:7.94 × 5.19 × 0.72 inPublished:August 12, 2014Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345807537

ISBN - 13:9780345807533


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful! This is another delightful read from Alexander McCall Smith. This man has a wonderful sense of humour and his works are filled with the milk of human kindness.
Date published: 2014-08-25

Editorial Reviews

NATIONAL BESTSELLER"A portrait of bourgeois Edinburgh that idiosyncratically mixes whimsy, wit and wisdom with affectionate comedy. A lot of comedy is cruel, mocking and targeted. McCall Smith's twists reality in the opposite direction, towards friendship and thoughtfulness, and that rarest of things, kindly caricature. The sun may not shine over Scotland, but in Scotland Street there's no gloom in sight." The Scotsman"Captivating.... McCall Smith's charming, quirky and exasperating characters make you smile in spite of yourself." The Independent"In the eighth installment of his 44 Scotland Street saga, it's again clear [McCall Smith] is no stranger to villains and injustice but somehow maintains a hopeful and kind-hearted view of the world." The Age (Australia)