The Right Attitude to Rain: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (3) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Right Attitude to Rain: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (3)

byAlexander McCall Smith

Kobo ebook | February 24, 2009

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The delectable new installment in the bestselling and already beloved adventures of Isabel Dalhousie and her no-nonsense housekeeper, Grace.

When friends from Dallas arrive in Edinburgh and introduce Isabel to Tom Bruce – a bigwig at home in Texas – several confounding situations unfurl at once. Tom’s young fiancée’s roving eye leads Isabel to believe that money may be the root of her love for Tom. But what, Isabel wonders, is the root of the interest Tom begins to show for Isabel herself? And she can’t forget about her niece, Cat, who’s busy falling for a man whom Isabel suspects of being an incorrigible mama’s boy. Of course Grace and Isabel’s friend Jamie counsel Isabel to stay out of all of it, but there are irresistible philosophical issues at stake – when to tell the truth and when to keep one’s mouth shut, to be precise – and philosophical issues are meat and drink to Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In any case, she’s certain of the ethical basis for a little sleuthing now and again – especially when the problems involve matters of the heart.

From the Hardcover edition.

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on this writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections ...
Title:The Right Attitude to Rain: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (3)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 24, 2009Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307371247

ISBN - 13:9780307371249

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Isabel Dalhousie # 3 Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher, has her American cousins, Joe and Mimi as guests this summer. They introduce her to Texas millionaire, Tom. Tom is newly engaged to a gold-digger and Isabel , of course over-thinks the situation but also finds an 'out' for Tom. Also Isabel is questioning her feelings for Jamie and ends up in an affair with him. This book is billed as a mystery, but it is not your garden variety of mystery. It is more of the philosophical type. Why do we do what we do? Why do we say what we say? I find these books make you think of your own answers to these questions.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Since I started reading the series with the 4th book, I was curious to know how the relationship between Jamie and Isabel developed, and I was not disappointed. In my opinion very believable. These books absolutely make me want to visit Edinburgh.
Date published: 2010-03-16