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1 Smith, Alexander McCall 'LOVE OVER SCOTLAND: 44, SCOTLAND STREET, VOLUME 3'
Abacus 2007 0349119716 / 9780349119717 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra. Domenica sets off on an anthropological odyssey with pirates in the Malacca Straits, while Pat attracts several handsome admirers, including a toothsome suitor named Wolf. And Big Lou, eternal source of coffee and good advice to her friends, has love, heartbreak and erstwhile boyfriend Eddie's misdemeanours on her own mind. 
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2 Smith, Alexander McCall 44 Scotland Street
Anchor 2005 1400079446 / 9781400079445 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 1 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive seria l novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy--just ask his mother. Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful ch aracters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appeara nce. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of hi s mother's desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian-all at the ten der age of five. Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper. 
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3 Smith, Alexander McCall 44 Scotland Street. Alexander McCall Smith
Abacus Software 2010 0349118973 / 9780349118970 Paperback Very Good 
The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisa ble are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Asso ciation, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. W e have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-yea r-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Ital ian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady wh o sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smit h's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackli ng issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a nov el that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral d ilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them. 
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4 Smith, Alexander McCall A Conspiracy of Friends
Anchor 2013 0307948005 / 9780307948007 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 3 In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London's hip Pimlico neig hborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the worl d'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 neigh bors at Corduroy Mansions, as they all struggle with their nearest and dear est in this captivating third installment of Alexander McCall Smith's Londo n 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? 
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5 Smith, Alexander McCall Blue Shoes and Happiness
Anchor 2007 1400075718 / 9781400075713 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady dete ctive. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal asso ciate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom , good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people's problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Then, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Recently, the Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiancé. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge. And Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smith's oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will. 
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6 Smith, Alexander McCall Corduroy Mansions
Anchor 2011 0307476502 / 9780307476500 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 1 In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London's hip Pimlico neig hborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the worl d's most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumblin g mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian charac ters. There's the middle-aged wine merchant William, who's trying to convin ce his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Ma rcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There's also the (justifiably) much-loathed Member of Parliament Oedipus Snark; his moth er, Berthea, who's writing his biography and hating every minute of it; and his long-suffering girlfriend, Barbara, a literary agent who would like to be his wife (but, then, she'd like to be almost anyone's wife). There's th e vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student with a puzzling bo yfriend and Freddie de la Hay, the Pimlico terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is almost certainly the only avowed vegetarian canine in Lon don. Filled with the ins and outs of neighborliness in all its unexpected variations, Corduroy Mansions showcases the life, laughter and humanity that have become the hallmarks of Alexander McCall Smith's work. 
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7 Smith, Alexander McCall Espresso Tales
Abacus 2008 0349119708 / 9780349119700 Paperback Very Good 
New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the b eloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, crafts the second irresistibl e installment in his Scotland Street series. Espresso Tales follows the cha rming and immensely popular 44 Scotland Street, as all the favorite residen ts of that Edinburgh address return. 
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8 Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Anchor 2006 1400077109 / 9781400077106 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 2 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhous ie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the ind efatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction's most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questio ns, large and small.In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCa ll Smith's bestselling detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel D alhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart. When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her delicatessen, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly haunted by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's demise? Naturally, Isabel's friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel's business. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel's housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems-both practical and philosophical-for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mystery. 
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9 Smith, Alexander McCall FRIENDS, LOVERS, CHOCOLATE
Anchor Books 2005 030727683X / 9780307276834 Paperback Very Good 

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10 Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Abacus 2006 0349118043 / 9780349118048 Paperback Very Good 
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's bestselli ng detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart. When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her delicatessen, Isabel meets a man with a most int eresting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly haunte d by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's dem ise? Naturally, Isabel's friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel's busines s. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel's housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems-both practical and philosophic al-for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mys tery 
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11 Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
Abacus 2006 0349119171 / 9780349119175 Paperback Very Good 
A read copy, but no markings throughout, spine unblemished, not an ex-lib e dition: Isabel Dalhousie thinks often of friends, sometimes of lovers, and on occasion of chocolate. As an Edinburgh philosopher she is certain of where she stands. She can review a book called In Praise of Sin with panache and conviction, but real life is...well, perhaps a bit more challenging - particularly when it comes to her feelings for Jamie, a younger man who should have married her niece, Cat. Jamie's handsomeness leaves Isabel feeling distinctly uneasy, and ethically disturbed. 'I am a philosopher', she thinks, 'but I am also a woman'. And more disturbance is in store. When Cat takes a break in Italy, Isabel agrees to run her delicatessen. One of the customers, she discovers, has recently had a heart transplant and is now being plagued by memories that cannot be rationally explained and which he feels do not belong to him. Isabel is intrigued. So intrigued that she finds herself rushing headlong into a dangerous investigation. But she still has time to think about the things that possess her - things like love and friendship, and, of course, temptation. The last of these comes in many forms - chocolate, for example, or seductive Italians... 
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12 Smith, Alexander McCall Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Canongate U.S. 2004 1841955876 / 9781841955872 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: From the author of the massive New York Times best-selling series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency comes a collection of short stories that have us visiting in on romantic encounters in exotic locales around the globe. In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates, and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired, and surprised by the en counters we're made privy to. Alexander McCall Smith, a master of the unexp ected and a seamless storyteller, revels in offering us the quirky complica tions inherent in entanglements that human beings engineer for themselves-e ntanglements that can be shocking, edifying, compulsive, complicated, and, sometimes, completely disastrous. This is an exceptional collection of stories from an author whose wide audience delights in his extraordinary imagination and delicious insights into the endlessly fascinating peculiarities of the human condition. 
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13 Smith, Alexander McCall In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Abacus 2005 034911742X / 9780349117423 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition. 
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14 Smith, Alexander McCall In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Boo k 6
Anchor 2006 140007570X / 9781400075706 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 6 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady dete ctive. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal asso ciate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom , good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Drive--and perhaps even more baffling--a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She's taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with two left feet. And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with work, one of his apprentices has run off with a wealthy older woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe's normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past. 
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15 Smith, Alexander McCall Morality for Beautiful Girls
Anchor 2002 1400031362 / 9781400031368 Paperback Near Fine 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 3 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady dete ctive. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal asso ciate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom , good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important "Government Man," and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fiancé's Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems. 
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16 Smith, Alexander Sunday Philosophy Club
TBS The Book Service Ltd 2005 034911868X / 9780349118680 Paperback Fine 
Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethi cs - which addresses such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationshi ps' - and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinbur gh. Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning wit h greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the yo ung man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert in the U sher Hall didn't fall. He was pushed. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander McCal l Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayh em - and the mysteries of life. 
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17 Smith, Alexander McCall Sunshine on Scotland Street
Anchor 2014 0345804406 / 9780345804402 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive seria l 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 Al exander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series provides an entert aining commentary on a small corner of modern life in Edinburgh where, cont rary 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. 
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18 Smith, Alexander McCall Tears of the Giraffe
Abacus 2008 0349116652 / 9780349116655 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detecti ve agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second book, takes us furth er into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations . .. Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the ch allenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the Afri can plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentl emanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. * TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000 
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19 Smith, Alexander McCall Tears of the Giraffe
Knopf Publishing Group 2002 1400031354 / 9781400031351 Paperback Near Fine 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: The No.1 Ladies´ Detective Agency introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe -the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana´s only detective agency. In Tears of the Giraffe Mma Ramotswe faces a new challenge: resolving a mother´s pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Mma Ramotswe´s own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma´s secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. 
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20 Smith, Alexander McCall The Careful Use Of Compliments
Anchor / Random House 2007 0316027391 / 9780316027397 Paperback Very Good 

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